"Train. Ready. Help." Program Prepares People to Respond

The American Red Cross is known for its disaster relief & emergency management efforts.
Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster in communities across the country. – Tina Labellarte, Region CEO

The American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa Region 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 Oklahomans, 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 Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. “We want people to be prepared not only to help those who have been impacted by the deadly tornado to our south, but to make a difference for the people who suffer the everyday disaster that happens here at home, like a family house fire.”

OMAHA Class Schedule:

Disaster Service Overview:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Disaster Action Team Overview:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Disaster Assessment Basics:

Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Logistics Overview:

Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Psychological First Aid:

Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Shelter Fundamentals:

Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

People can register for “Train.Ready.Help” by calling (402) 343-7700 or by registering as a new volunteer online.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.