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Become a Hero! Smith County Hero Camp Offers Red Cross Volunteer Training

Young man stands in the wreckage of a house destroyed by a tornado

TYLER, TEXAS, September 15, 2014 — Everyone can be a hero!  All it takes is a warm heart, some time, and a little training.  On Saturday, September 27, from 9 am to 5 pm, the Smith County Chapter will be hosting a Hero Camp where adults who have a heart to share and some time to spare can become trained to become Red Cross volunteers in their local community. Volunteers make of more than 90% of the workforce of the American Red Cross.

Attendees will receive a volunteer orientation and an overview of disaster services in the morning and then take part in a Disaster Action Team Workshop that will help prepare them for response to local disasters.  This training is open to anyone from Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt, or Wood Counties who is interested in helping local families during times of disaster. 

Anyone interested in more information can contact Linda Edwards at 903-581-7981 or Sonya Goodwin at 214-678-4408.


About the American Red Cross:

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 or join our blog at