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August 22, 2014

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The Trauma Intervention Program is a volunteer organization that sends people to comfort others who have just experienced some sort of a traumatic situation, whether it be a sudden natural death, homicide, suicide, sexual assault, etc. It takes a special kind of person to be up for the challenge to comfort someone on arguable the worst day of his or her life, so TIP struggles to maintain a large base of volunteers. Add in the bad economy and now there are more calls that volunteers must respond to despite not getting paid or even mileage reimbursement.

Chris Morris

The Trauma Intervention Program is a volunteer organization that sends people to comfort others who have just experienced some sort of a traumatic situation, whether it be a sudden natural death, homicide, suicide, sexual assault, etc. It takes a special kind of person to be up for the challenge to comfort someone on arguable the worst day of his or her life, so TIP struggles to maintain a large base of volunteers. Add in the bad economy and now there are more calls that volunteers must respond to despite not getting paid or even mileage reimbursement.