Public Meeting to share response efforts and recruit volunteers
WHAT: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Calaveras County Fairgrounds
WHO: American Red Cross Volunteers, Community Leaders and Community Members
WHY: Volunteers have always been and continue to be the backbone of the Red Cross with 92% of our workforce being our volunteers. While we have more than 340,000 volunteers nationwide, here in the Mother Lode the number of volunteers requires growth due to the increase of local disasters. This public meeting will give everyone an opportunity to learn the variety of services the Red Cross offers and learn first-hand why volunteering for this organization is, and has been, rewarding for seasoned volunteers.
About the American Red Cross Gold Country Region
Founded in 1898, the Gold Country Region of the American Red Cross serves 4.4 million people in Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.