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Red Cross Seeks Volunteers in Carbon County

“Volunteers in the community assist us in getting the help to our neighbors in need quickly and effi

The American Red Cross of the Pocono Mountains is looking to grow the number of volunteers in and around Carbon County. A Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Monday, August 17.

 

Every day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. The Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels.

 

That’s why the Red Cross will host a Volunteer Open House on Monday, August 17 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Office at 137 South Street in Lehighton. New and existing volunteers are welcome to find out about the many volunteer opportunities available with the Red Cross.

 

The community will have the chance to meet and talk with the staff and volunteers of the Pocono Mountains chapter, including Executive Director Michele Baehr. Representatives from Volunteer Services, Disaster Services, Blood Services will also be on hand.

 

"The Red Cross is always ready to respond to an emergency in Carbon County," said Baehr. "Volunteers in the community assist us in getting the help to our neighbors in need quickly and efficiently during a disaster."

 

Each year, Red Cross volunteers provide food, shelter, comfort and hope to dozens of local families who face emergency situations. Thousands more receive training in lifesaving skills while other volunteers provide services to military members, veterans and their families. Others help out at the many local blood drives throughout the year.

 

The Red Cross invites members of the community to join them on Monday, August 17 in Lehighton and become a Red Cross volunteer.