Red Cross looking for disaster volunteers on April 9

Published 6:48 pm Friday, March 28, 2014

In an effort to build the volunteer ranks in Polk County, the American Red Cross will be offering a new disaster volunteer orientation for those interested in becoming American Red Cross Disaster Volunteers on April 9 at the Red Cross office, which is located at 231 Ward Street in Columbus from 6-8 p.m.
On average, the American Red Cross responds to 2-3 disasters per day across the western Carolinas, and is always in the need for more trained and committed volunteer disaster responders.
The new disaster volunteer orientation is an introduction to the Disaster Cycle Services Program and the volunteer opportunities within each part of the disaster cycle (prepare, respond, and recover). This includes an overview of the services the American Red Cross provides, mission and purpose, the regional operational structure, volunteer expectations, volunteer opportunities, online resources and most importantly, how to get started as a American Red Cross Volunteer within Disaster Cycle Services.
For those interested, pre-registration is required. Visit: to register.
For more information, email or call 828-258-3888

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by Tony Reid

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