Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
Mark Bezos is the SVP, Development, Communications & Events at Robin Hood, the leading poverty-fighting charity in New York City. Bezos joined Robin Hood following the sale of his advertising agency, excited to have found a way to use his powers of persuasion for good.

Bezos is the Assistant Captain of a volunteer fire company in Westchester County, New York, where he lives with his wife and four children. He is continuously amazed and motivated by the everyday acts of heroism--big and small--that surround him. Neer
Never underestimate the value of your time and effort as a Rotary volunteer.  Everything you do, however small, is greatly appreciated. So, remember "It's a good thing to save the shoes", says Robin Charlesworth.  Look for everyday heros around you in your community. They most likely do not think of themselves as "heroes", but others recognize the importance of what they do for others.