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Red Cross To Host Volunteer Enrollment Event in Corning

CORNING, N.Y. (March 11, 2015) — The Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its next Volunteer Enrollment event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Red Cross office at 123 W. Market St., Corning.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning about the ways in which the Red Cross supports residents in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties. Red Cross staff members and current volunteers will be available to discuss volunteer opportunities in several lines of service: Disaster Services, Blood Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Health and Safety Services.

Volunteer events are being held every third Thursday of the month through June in Corning. Events will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18 at 123 W. Market St., Corning.

The Red Cross is also searching for volunteers to join its Disaster Action team (DAT), which responds to local emergencies and large nationwide disasters. Locally, DAT volunteers respond to emergencies such as house fires, floods, transportation accidents and natural disasters. Relief efforts range from providing food and shelter to offering emotional support to the victims.

The Red Cross invites residents to attend an event and consider volunteering regardless of their experience levels. While needs may vary based on current events, the Red Cross will do its best to accommodate everyone’s desire to get involved.

“The Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels to join our team,” said Colleen McCabe, Volunteer Specialist for the Finger Lakes Chapter. “Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring that the Red Cross delivers its services in our communities. Please join us to learn more about how you can serve your community as a Red Cross volunteer.”

To RSVP to an event or for more information, contact McCabe at colleen.mccabe@redcross.org or (607) 785-7207. Residents are asked to RSVP so the Red Cross can contact them if an event is postponed due to inclement weather.