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Red Cross Looking to Train Shelter Teams

red cross shelter volunteer in westfield holds baby
“Volunteers are truly the heart and soul of the organization.”

WESTFIELDERS:

Help your community become more disaster ready by becoming part of a Red Cross Shelter Team!

Please go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/westfieldready to start the training registration process.

The Red Cross will be organizing a new volunteer shelter team in Westfield to support the residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. Training will start early in 2013. Any questions, please call (908) 232-7090 x2019.

This project is funded by a grant from the Westfield United Foundation.

About the American Red Cross North Jersey Region:

The American Red Cross North Jersey Region provides programs and services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, with a combined population of 5.7 million. The region trains and mobilizes 4,500 volunteers who support the delivery of services in the community. Last year, the Red Cross North Jersey Region responded to 419 local disasters, helping 929 families displaced by home fires; educated more than 15,000 community members about disaster preparedness; collected more than 28,500 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; helped 844 military families send emergency messages, receive financial assistance, and get counseling and referrals; assisted 870 military members and their families facing deployment on how to access our services anywhere in the world; and trained 143,344 individuals with lifesaving skills in CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.