Lincoln Classes for New & Experienced Disaster Volunteers

The American Red Cross is known for its disaster relief & emergency management efforts.
We want people to be prepared not only to help those who have been impacted by the deadly tornadoes to our south, but to make a difference for the people who suffer the everyday disasters that happens here at home, like family house fires.

The American Red Cross Cornhusker Chapter is excited to announce the “Train.Ready.Help” volunteer program. Countless people have been calling Red Cross offices wanting to become a Red Cross volunteer to help those affected by the spring storms (like the ones in Oklahoma). Now they have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to be a well-trained Red Cross Disaster worker. “Train.Ready.Help” is a series of classes that people can attend and learn how they can help down the street, across the country or around the world.

“Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster in communities across the country,” said Susan Epps, Cornhusker Chapter Executive Director. “We want people to be prepared not only to help those who have been impacted by the deadly tornadoes to our south, but to make a difference for the people who suffer the everyday disasters that happens here at home, like family house fires.”

Lincoln, NE Class Schedule:

  • Disaster Service Overview: Monday, June 10th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disaster Assessment Basics: Tuesday, June 11th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Shelter Fundamentals: Wednesday, June 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Defensive Drive: Thursday, June 13th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • People can register for “Train.Ready.Help” by calling (402) 441-6387 or by registering as a new volunteer at volunteerconnection.redcross.org.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies almost 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.