July 04

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Started my PULSE Journey

Chee Yong, from Singapore, is working with a team of #GSKVolunteers at Direct Relief International to build a Project Management Framework, in Santa Barbara, CA. Follow along on Twitter using #GSKVolunteers.

After months of preparation and talking about it, I finally arrived in Santa Barbara to volunteer with Direct Relief. The logistic was all well taken care of by Direct Relief and I was able to settle in nicely in my accommodation right from the moment I landed in Santa Barbara. Lucky for me, they helped  me locate a place to stay 2 mins walk from the beach. What a great start!!

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Today is my 3rd day at Direct Relief. I was warmly welcome by everyone here at Direct Relief. On my 2nd day here, I have the honored to meet with one of their volunteer who is 105 years old. She is amazing. While I would be just lazing around at that age, she is, on the other hand, doing more and contributing to the community in any way she can. She is truly an inspiration to me. She gives me the motivation to succeed in what I’m here for, doing my best to bring medical care to the needy.