The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the Island of Maui in the Hana area. All disaster training is provided free of charge. Volunteers in Hana are needed to help with feeding and damage assessment following a local disaster.
To become a volunteer, the first step is to register online at www.redcross.org/hawaii
All new disaster volunteers must take a series of basic disaster classes. New volunteer candidates must register for, and attend, the entire series. New volunteer training series at the Hana Community Center, 5091 Uakea Road in Hana.
Friday, 8/2/13: Disaster Services: An Overview, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8/3/13: Shelter Fundamentals, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, 8/3/13: Disaster Assessment Basics, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8/4/13: Disaster Action Team: An Orientation, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For assistance, please call the Maui office at 244-0051. For more information about volunteering or other opportunities at the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org/Hawaii.
The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation. Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org, or a brochure can be requested by calling 244-0051.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; 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.