Trina Redmond

Photo of Trina (right), DOT employee

U.S. Department of Transportation


Grandma, Eastern Star, Sign Language Interpreter

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Deaf Awareness is near and dear to my heart because my mom and dad are both Deaf and I have witnessed flagrant discrimination against them and their friends. . Things have changed a great deal over the years to improve access, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, however, the struggle continues. Many people still have biases and don't realize Deaf people can do anything anyone else can do, except hear.

Why do you give through the CFC?

Giving through CFC is like the Nike and Ron Popeil of donating, "just do it," "set it and forget it." The payments are deducted directly from my check and I don't have to worry about a thing.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

The contributions aid the charity to further their agenda, fighting for rights in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. The donations help subsidize the cost of research, legal fees, salaries, and many of the resources needed to support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in their battle to overcome being a marginalized population.