San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – As severe weather and flooding continue to impact communities across the state of Texas, the San Antonio chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to join its workforce. Bilingual volunteers are in great need as well.
Training for new volunteers will be offered on Saturday, May 16, at the American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio, located at 3642 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78219. Training begins at 9:00 am and will last approximately 4 hours. Upon completion of this training, volunteers will be official Red Cross disaster volunteers and will be trained to work in a Red Cross shelter. Volunteers might be needed in the greater San Antonio, New Braunfels and Texas Hill Country areas over the coming days and weeks.
“When families across Texas need shelter, disaster relief and comfort, Red Cross volunteers are there to help them,” said Monica Reyes, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio. “Now more than ever, we need people in the community to step up and help their neighbors in need by becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer.”
New Volunteers: Visit http://www.redcross.org/tx/san-antonio/volunteer/application to start your application before the training begins on Saturday. Volunteers without online access can also fill out the application on site on Saturday morning before training begins.
Existing volunteers: Existing Red Cross volunteers are encouraged to log in to Volunteer Connection as soon as possible and update their availability. You will be contacted by staff services as needs arise.
All Red Cross volunteer training is free and open to the public. A background check will be performed on every volunteer applicant prior to the training on Saturday.
To help people affected by the Spring Storms, as well as the more than 70,000 other disasters the Red Cross responds to each year, please donate to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.