The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on Maui, Molokai and Lanai. “We need our communities prepared for disasters before they occur. One critical piece is to have trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Michele Liberty, Red Cross Maui County Director. “We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need.”
From hurricanes to house fires, the Hawaii Red Cross responds to disasters statewide every 4 days. Whether it’s one displaced family or thousands of disaster victims, Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are there to help. This is what the Red Cross is about- neighbor helping neighbor- down the street, across the nation, and around the world. All disaster training and services are provided free of charge.
If interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, the first step is to register online at redcross.org/hawaii. To register, 1) click on ‘Volunteer’ and then 2) click on ‘Becoming a Volunteer’. Once applications are completed through the Volunteer Connection system, the Red Cross will contact interested individuals about signing up for basic disaster classes.
Call the Maui Office at 808-244-0051 with any questions or for more information on the training.
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to:
American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call: (808) 739-8109.