Zachary Smith, 19, of Pittston Township, has accomplished much in his young life. By the time he turned 18, he was already a certified EMT. This past winter, after many weeks of training, he completed his fire fighting essentials class.
But that was only the beginning.
When in May he discovered that the American Red Cross was looking for EMTs to volunteer their services in the tornado ravaged towns in Alabama, Smith was on the phone minutes later, ready and willing to help.
When he received a call on May 5 that he was needed ASAP, he left that night on the 6:30 flight.
He worked in Alabama for several weeks, missing Mother’s Day with his mom and family in the process.
His mom regarded her son’s work as a wonderful gift.