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Red Cross Volunteer Enrollment Events Continue in Newark

NEWARK, N.Y.  (March 17, 2015) — The Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross will continue to host Volunteer Enrollment events through June at the Red Cross offices in Newark and Seneca Falls. The next event is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at 400 S. Main St., Newark.

The events are 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 events will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Here are the dates and locations of the upcoming Volunteer Enrollment events:

Newark: Red Cross office, 400 S. Main St., Newark
March 25: 1-2:30 p.m.
May 27: 1-2:30 p.m.

Seneca Falls: Red Cross office, 83 W. Bayard St., Seneca Falls
April 22: 1-2:30 p.m.
June 24: 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.