September is National Preparedness Month, a time for households and business to get ready for the next emergency or disaster. The American Red Cross would also like to encourage you to take it a step further by training to become a Red Cross disaster volunteer.
Trained Red Cross disaster volunteers, also known as Disaster Action Team (DAT) members, are critical to local disaster response. They offer immediate assistance to families affected by home fires, floods, ice storms and other disasters throughout the year, providing food, clothing, shelter, and other support.
Interested? Here are the details:
Courses (and dates for classroom trainings)
While there is no charge for the training, registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Teresa Cummings in emergency services at 888-684-1441, extension 327 or Teresa.Cummings@redcross.org.
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.