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TN Red Cross to Host Disaster Training Drill

Disaster Training

FRANKLIN, Tenn., August 19, 2013 — Red Cross staff and volunteers are hosting a disaster drill to practice their emergency response skills and to prepare for a real emergency. Community members are also invited to participate in the exercise.

Volunteers will be: helping set up and tear down the shelter, role playing clients, role playing victims in need of first aid, role playing youth volunteers and role playing partner agencies (i.e. Graceworks, YMCA, etc)

Who: American Red Cross, Natchez Trace Chapter

What: Disaster Drill

When: Saturday August 24, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Where: 129 W. Fowlkes Street, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37064

Why: To practice response skills, to allow members of the community who would like to participate to sign up and to exercise some community partnerships.

How: RSVP – Current registered Red Cross volunteers may utilize the online Volunteer Connection system. New or interested volunteers may e-mail: tonie.reynolds@redcross.org or call: 615-790-5785.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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