Spring is a beautiful time in Lincoln County, but it can also bring dangerous storms. As we have already seen, tornado season is in full swing, as the Red Cross has already responded to tornadoes in a dozen states across the country.
The Red Cross must always be prepared to respond to disasters. In Lincoln County, that means everything from tornadoes to house fires. Last year, thirty-six local families needed the help of the Red Cross after a disaster.
In order to help those families, we rely on the generosity of our community through donations of time and money. Nationally, Red Cross volunteers actually outnumber staff at a ratio of 34:1.
Here in Lincoln, we are in need of volunteers for our Emergency Services program to increase our capacity to respond to a major disaster should one occur. We also need volunteers for our Disaster Action Teams, who respond to local house fires to help the displaced family.
The Red Cross is looking for people who can work in a variety of areas: sheltering, casework and public affairs.
Interested volunteers can contact the Lincoln County Chapter at 704.735.3500 to find out how to get involved.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please join our blog.