Debbie McKinney

When terrorists attack, tornadoes make homes disappear, or hurricanes have communities tumbling like building blocks, our hearts weep for those in need. Debbie McKinney, author of Bringing Hope: A Disaster Relief Journey, was convinced to share the journals of her volunteering after 9/11 and, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, providing a unique behind-the-scenes look at what a volunteer does, experiences, and feels. Debbie is a presenter and speaker happy to share her journey and writing experience. She is a former Financial Aid Director with a BA in Communication from Marquette. Chapter excerpts and other volunteering stories can be seen at