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Gail Bridges-Rea – March 2018 Featured Volunteer
- How long have you been a CASA?
Since Sept 1996 so that would make it 21 plus years. Four of those years, I was as Case Coordinator.
- What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
We moved from California and I had some free time and always had said I would like to volunteer more so when I saw the announcement for the CASA training, I applied. I felt my objectivity and tenacity would be useful traits in advocating for a child.
- Besides being a CASA advocate, what do you like to do in your spare time?
As all our family is outside of Indiana we travel a great deal to keep in touch with our five children and 15 grandkids. Then we travel to see the world. So, Travel, Travel, Travel….
- What do you love the most about being a CASA?
Seeing positive outcomes for some children and the wonderful support system that is provided by CASA staff to the volunteers.
- And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
While in Tanzania this past August, I portrayed the role of a Maasai bride when visiting a Maasai village. It was great fun. I also hula hoop for exercise.