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Red Cross Needs Additional Volunteers in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 9, 2014 - The American Red Cross needs additional volunteers throughout the Lowcountry and is inviting the community to attend a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

Charleston Area Volunteer Orientation:
Saturday, April 26th, 9a.m. – 12:30p.m.
American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter
2424 City Hall Lane, N.Charleston
To Register go to www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry or call Lisa Miller-Wills at (843) 764-2323 Ext 364

Georgetown Area Volunteer Orientation:
American Red Cross Chapter House
104 Screven Street, Georgetown
April 30, 1:30p.m. -3:30p.m
To register go to www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry or call (843) 546-5422

Bluffton Area Volunteer Orientation:
Saturday, April 26th, 9a.m. – 12:30p.m.
American Red Cross Palmetto Service Center
59 Sheridan Park Circle Bluffton
To Register go to www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry or call (843) 757-7437

Beaufort Area Volunteer Orientation:
Monday April 28th 6p.m.-9:30p.m.
Beaufort City Hall
To register go to www.redcross.org/carolinalowcountry or call (843) 757-7437

Red Cross is always in need of disaster trained volunteers who respond to the needs of those individuals devastated by disasters, such as home fires and floods. The Red Cross is also in need of volunteers trained to help in our community in the event of a large-scale disaster. Office volunteers and community event volunteers are also needed.  Volunteers make up 96 percent of the Red Cross workforce.

The American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region responds on average to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Because of trained disaster volunteers and financial assistance from the community, Red Cross has been able to help more than 1,300 individuals affected by disasters in the Palmetto SC region since Jan. 1, 2014.  The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters spanning 35-counties of South Carolina.

 
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit Redcross.org