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Local Red Cross of the Allegheny Region in Need of Volunteers

RENO, Pa. – All across the United States, American Red Cross volunteers make a positive impact in their communities. From assisting disaster victims and teaching community preparedness to working with millions of blood donors, volunteers donate their time and talents to carry out the organization’s humanitarian mission.

As a nonprofit organization, the Red Cross relies on its strong volunteer network to sustain its vital work in local communities throughout the country. With a low number of volunteers, the local Red Cross—serving Clarion, Crawford, Forest and Venango counties—will actively recruit interested residents this month.

“Red Cross volunteer opportunities allow residents to make a powerful and positive difference in their community,” said Pam Masi, Executive Director of the local Red Cross. “There aren’t specific criteria to meet when joining the team; if you are compassionate and dedicated, we have a place for you at the Red Cross.”

The organization is always in need of individuals to fulfill various volunteer roles. However, this May, the local Red Cross will recruit for the following positions:

  • Disaster Responder: disaster response volunteers work with victims on-site, assisting them with their immediate needs and following-up on their long term recovery plans.
  • Community Outreach Volunteer: community outreach volunteers educate the public about the Red Cross and its five key services. Volunteers provide this education through community presentations and tabling events, among other activities.
  • Office Support Volunteer: office support volunteers will assist the local chapter with day-to-day administration duties.
  • The organization strives to place interested residents in appropriate volunteer roles based on their skills, interests and experience. For more information on how to help in the community, contact the local Red Cross at 814-677-2024 or 1-888-733-5603.

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    About the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region:

    The American Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania serves more than 3.6 million people in 25 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland. Locally, the Red Cross provides relief to the victims of approximately 1,000 disasters each year, facilitates vital emergency communications between military members of their loved ones here at home, and trains nearly 118,000 individuals in vital lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid. The American Red Cross is not a government agency, nor does it receive funding from its national headquarters except during times of large-scale disasters. It is only through the generosity of the people of Western Pennsylvania that the local Red Cross is able to fulfill its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or join our blog at RedCrossWPA.wordpress.com.