The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to respond to disasters and help people prepare for emergencies in Elbert County.
The Red Cross will host a training academy on Nov. 7 and 8 in Kiowa to onboard new volunteers and train them in all the basic skills and knowledge they need to get started as Red Cross disaster volunteers.
WHAT: Red Cross Disaster Volunteer Training Academy
WHEN: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8
WHERE: Elbert County Fairgrounds, 95 Ute Ave, Kiowa, CO 80117
COST: FREE. Lunch and snacks are provided.
REGISTER: Sign up at https://goo.gl/kspr4U or call 303-607-4770 for more information.
Volunteers who attend the training will be trained to respond to everyday disasters such as home fires, to open and run emergency shelters, and to coordinate and deliver lifesaving home fire preparedness campaigns in their communities. People who are interested are encouraged to register as Red Cross volunteers in advance, but Red Cross workers will also be on hand during the training to help complete online registration.