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Free weekend disaster training offered in Fort Kent

OKC family speaks with Red Cross volunteer

People interested in becoming disaster volunteers for the American Red Cross can attend a free training that will take them from zero Red Cross experience to trained disaster services volunteer in just two days.

The Zero2 Hero program provides the training necessary to become:
• Client casework volunteers - meet with disaster victims, assess their needs, and help them begin the recovery process.
• Shelter volunteers – work at a shelter in the event of a large scale disaster, such as an ice storm or flood

The class also includes CPR/First Aid for all attendees.

“Well over 90 percent of our disaster responders are volunteers,” says Danielle Hardre, Disaster Program Manager for the Greater Bangor and Aroostook regions. “A strong volunteer base will ensure we can provide local assistance to victims of fires and other disasters.”

Participants in the training will also complete all necessary paperwork to become an active volunteer of the Red Cross.

University of Maine at Fort Kent – Nadeau Hall Conference Room
Friday, June 12:  5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  (Snacks Provided)
Saturday, June 13:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Snacks and Lunch Provided)
Sunday, June 14:  8:30 a.m. – noon (Optional CPR/First Aid)

Sign up at, or for more information, contact Joyce Knorr, or 207-498-5050,or visit

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood, teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Learn more at, on Twitter (ARC_Maine), or Facebook (American Red Cross of Maine).