Volunteer Spotlight: March 2009

Jan Rasmussen and David Shalinsky

Prominent members of the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, Jan Rasmussen and David Shalinsky serve as a bridge between the Church’s resources, UP’s Roadmap to Recovery program, and hundreds of fire families in need of support.  Both Jan and David lost their own homes during the 2003 “Cedar” Fire.  Their empathy and first-hand knowledge of the recovery process has been invaluable.  They work tirelessly and side by side with Karen Reimus and Amy Bach, as well as Jan’s employer; RB United, helping plan and coordinate meetings, speakers, and providing boundless compassion and recovery expertise.  UP gave both Jan and David awards at our Volunteer Appreciation event in July 2008, and we feel so fortunate to have them in our family.