By Andre Aragon, FEMA External Affairs, DR-4085-NY
Louis Yu, a local hire assisting with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York, was recently featured in The Korea Times. The article came about after Yu accompanied the public information officer with the Joint Information Center Limited English Proficiency during visits to Korean media outlets throughout New York.
Founded in 1950, The Korea Times describes itself as the oldest independent and most influential English-language daily in Korea. It’s available in more than 160 countries, according to its website.
“Medical missions is a dream of mine,” Yu told The Korea Times. “I’m so proud to work at FEMA and it is a valuable experience for a future in medical missions.”
The New York LEP program is based at the Joint Field Office in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y., and supports 26 languages for survivors from the many diverse neighborhoods.
Yu volunteered in other disaster relief efforts, most recently in New Jersey with the Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Last November, after Sandy, he served with Team Rubicon: Disaster Response Veterans Service Organization in the Far Rockaways.
Yu joined FEMA in January as a specialist with LEP. He is the son of Korean immigrants and speaks Korean and English.