GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Thursday, August 21, 2014 – The American Red Cross is proud to announce a unique, one day training for individuals who want to bring their skill set to our disaster response operation team. By taking this free Red Cross training, people learn how to help our community prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster, such as the everyday home fire or a larger disaster like the recent tornado outbreaks.
What: Disaster Responder Training
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: Beginning 9:00 a.m.
Where: 404 East Third Street
Grand Island, Nebraska, 68802
Click here to register for the Disaster Responder Training on Saturday, September 13, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m.. For additional questions, please call Nathan Woodruff at (402) 343-7716 or email Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our disaster response team has been in full swing this year helping those who have been devastated by a home fire or one of the many severe storms to have impacted our communities. On Mother’s Day, several tornadoes tore through Sutton, Garland, Cordova, Daykin and Beaver Crossing. Two weeks later, on June 3rd, another powerful storm pummeled eastern Nebraska and western Iowa with large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and a tornado. On June 16th and June 17th, massive deadly tornadoes ripped through Pilger, Wisner, Wakefield, Coleridge and Laurel in northeast Nebraska. Then on July 9th, a strong storm with straight-line winds damaged Gibbon, Nebraska. The Red Cross continues to provide hope, comfort, care and support to help people get back on their feet.
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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.