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Eastern Texas Panhandle Issues Call for Volunteers

Pampa, TX — The Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of local volunteers to help serve the 13 counties in the chapter’s coverage area. A new volunteer training will be held in at the Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter on Oct. 21 (Monday) from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The chapter is located at 108 N. Russell in Pampa, Tex.

“Our mission is critical to the communities we serve, and it’s local Red Cross volunteers that make that mission possible,” said Steve Pair, Executive Director, American Red Cross.

Just this year, more than 200 people across the Panhandle have been helped by the Red Cross following emergencies like home fires. “It’s really a great way to give back, help serve your community and be there for those who have just had their lives turned upside down,” Pair said.

The chapter is currently looking for new volunteers for its Disaster Action Team, Logistics Team and overall office help in Pampa and Borger.

“One really awesome thing about the Red Cross is that there are a variety of volunteer opportunities, if you are looking for a way to give back, we have a need and place for you,” said Pair.

Anyone interested in the training is encouraged to visit www.redcross.org/texaspanhandle and fill out the volunteer application or contact Karen Tomlinson at (806) 376-6309.

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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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