Local therapist heading south to counsel Issac victims
PADUCAH, KY- Arriving at Barkley Regional airport with just one bag and a smile Jennifer Gregg heads straight to the ticketing counter.
Minutes later, she is holding up a boarding pass, "We're good! I'm all set."
Gregg, a therapist, who runs Four Rivers' Crisis Center found out just the day before she was being deployed.
"There's gonna be a lot of people that have gone thru a lot," she said Friday, as she prepared to board her plane.
"They've lost everything, need someone to talk to, counsel them thru that process. Jennifer's a great person to do that," Jessica Toren, the Executive Director of the Paducah Red Cross, said of the volunteer.
Admittedly, the 10-day trip brings several unknowns. Gregg begins in Mississippi, but does not know where she will spend the night, or even end up in the days that follow.
But, her mission is certain, "There's gonna be adults that need somebody, kids that just need somebody to talk to."
And Gregg believes she is that person and the time to go is now, "This is right there in the moment, when they're in the most need."
Gregg is set to return home to Mayfield September 9th