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Community invited to learn about volunteering

American Red Cross is offering a free class, Disaster Services Overview

Ukiah – American Red Cross is offering a free class, “Disaster Services Overview,” for new volunteers and those who want to learn about Red Cross volunteer opportunities in Mendocino County. Opportunities for Red Cross volunteers include responding to local and national emergencies, training others in disaster education, and staffing health and safety fairs.

In 2012-13, the American Red Cross has a major initiative to educate the community on disaster preparedness, and local volunteers are especially needed to present disaster education information to the community. Free training will be provided to qualified volunteers.

The Disaster Services Overview class will be held twice:

  • in Ukiah, on Thursday, September 13, 413 N. State St., NCO office. Meeting at 6:00 p.m., class at 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., after the monthly Disaster Action Team meeting. New people are welcome at the Disaster Action Team meeting.
  • In Willits, on Saturday, September 15, Willits Library, 390 East Commercial Street. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Contact Don Rowe, 707-463-2456 to register or for more information