American Red Cross Recruiting Armed Forces Veterans and Retirees for Volunteer Disaster Response Team

(Berks County, PA) Sept. 19, 2013 – Are you interested in helping out in times of disaster? The American Red Cross Northeast PA Region is looking for volunteer Disaster Responders to support its’ Logistics activity. These responders provide the backbone of any operation; ensuring vitally needed supplies are available and accounted for during times of disaster. We know that Veterans and Retirees that served in the military have the skill set and experience necessary to serve on our Disaster Team.

The Red Cross will host American Red Cross Logistics Training: Overview on September 30, 2013 from 10 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Berks Chapter. The class will give participants a bird’s eye view of the logistics activity within a relief operation and will also provide a look at how supplies are acquired, stored and disseminated within a disaster relief operation. It will also serve as the pre-requisite for deployment as a Disaster Responder in the Logistics group. Additionally, the Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Program will inform participants of the many programs and services offered to both active and retired military forces.

To register and for additional information, please contact Jayne Wenner, jayne.wenner@redcross.org or call (570) 207-0116.

About the American Red Cross:

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or any one of the local Red Cross chapters.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.