Getting Prepared at the Red Cross

Getting prepared at the Red Cross
Your local Red Cross is ready to serve 500 more shelter guests when needed.

Five Red Cross shelter trailers are cleaned out, stocked up and ready to go just in case, thanks to the hard work of a number of logistics volunteers.

Not that we’re wishing for a hurricane, but we’re ready.

The team met at the Wrentham Fire Department in space offered up by Chief James J. McMorrow. Cots were checked and in some cases, cleaned; the trailers were stocked with cases of blankets, comfort kits (gender-specific toiletries) and items for functional needs – like bed wedges for those who can’t lie flat to sleep.

The end result? Your local Red Cross is ready to serve 500 more shelter guests when needed. These trailers are stored around our region so they can be pre-positioned in times of need.

Red Crossers getting the job done were: Eric Gossens, Ed Leiberman, John Lawson, Brian Sheehy, Alex Ellis, Jim Dziobek, Lucy Costa, Roland Hatch, Mike Miller and Mark Holden.

Inspired to become a Red Cross volunteer getting us ready for the next weather event? There are opportunities for you at http://www.redcross.org/ma/boston/volunteer.