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Red Cross Volunteer Enrollment Event May 27 in Newark

NEWARK, N.Y.  (May 19, 2015) — The Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its next Volunteer Enrollment event from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Red Cross office, 400 S. Main St., Newark.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning about the ways in which the Red Cross supports residents in Seneca, Wayne and Yates 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.

The Red Cross is hosting Volunteer Enrollment events held every fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in either Newark or Seneca Falls. Here are the dates and locations of the Volunteer Enrollment events this summer:

Newark: Red Cross office, 400 S. Main St., Newark

May 27: 1-2:30 p.m.
July 22: 1-2:30 p.m.

Seneca Falls: Red Cross office, 83 W. Bayard St., Seneca Falls

June 24: 1-2:30 p.m.
Aug. 26: 1-2:30 p.m.

The Red Cross is also seeking 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.

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.