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Taking action as a volunteer in Boston

Become a Red Cross volunteer

As people around the country begin to process the unfolding events of the Boston Marathon explosions, they’ll likely feel spurred to do something.

Whether it’s donating to One Fund Boston, sending a card or attending a vigil, it’s natural for people to want to be involved in the recovery.

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers were stationed throughout the 26.2 mile course on Monday, and hundreds more have since mobilized to help assist in the relief effort that’s followed. From providing meals to first responders to supporting people’s emotional needs, Red Cross volunteers have been ready to respond to wherever needed.

The American Red Cross has ways you can get involved, too. Taking action, like downloading our first aid app, taking a first aid class or building a disaster supply kit can help you feel empowered to face future emergencies. Registers for a Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED course at so that you can be better prepared to help in future emergencies.

To make getting trained even easier people can now take our Family First Aid and CPR class online by visiting Getting involved in something can make a difference in your life and the lives of others.