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Disaster Volunteers Needed in Greater Mankato

One-day “Fast Track” training on Thursday, July 28

The American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota is looking for new local volunteers to help families after disasters, such as home fires, and lto earn how to set up a shelter in case of a larg-scale emergency. To bolster its ranks, the Red Cross is offering a one-day “Fast Track” training on Thursday, July 28, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for new volunteers. 

“More than 90 percent of the Red Cross workforce is volunteers,” said Jennifer Hyk, Executive Director of the American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota. “We’re looking for more volunteers in the McLeod, Meeker and Sibley county area. It’s easy and people will be able to respond after just one day of training.”

 Red Cross Fast Track Training is coming up soon. You can make a difference and bring help and hope to your neighbors in need. Here are the details:

Thursday, July 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shelter Fundamentals and Onboarding 
St. Paul’s Lutheran
300 Croyden St. 
Stewart, MN 55385

Meet other volunteers, have fun training to help your community and find out about other volunteer opportunities. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, call (507) 387-6664, ext. 1504, or email

About the American Red Cross 
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; 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 humanitarian mission. The American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota serves more than 360,000 people in Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Watowan and Yellow Medicine counties. For more information, please visit  Like us on Facebook: American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota.