Contact: Lisa Miller
Red Cross of Alaska Southeast to Host Disaster Institute
Three Day Volunteer Training Event to Focus on Training new Southeast Volunteers
JUNEAU, August 15, 2017 — The American Red Cross of Alaska will host its Southeast Disaster Institute from September 15 to 17, at Centennial Hall in Juneau, during the Ready or Not, Don’t Get Caught! Juneau Safety and Preparedness Expo.
This is a multi-day training conference designed to increase volunteer capacity for Red Cross disaster responders in Southeast Alaska. Attendees will come from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations, and will include current and potential Red Cross volunteers, employees and partners.
Course audience and skill level will focus on volunteers new to Red Cross Disaster Services and cover introductory topics including:
- Disaster Action Team Fundamentals
- Casework & Recovery
- Intro to Disaster Services
- Bulk Distribution
- Disaster Assessments
- FEMA Shelter Field Guide
- Shelter Operation Simulation
Institute participants who complete the courses will be encouraged to join the Red Cross as shelter workers, caseworkers and general disaster volunteers.
For questions, details, or to RSVP, please contact Andrew Bogar at 907 463-5713 or Andrew.Bogar@redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In FY17, the American Red Cross of Alaska offered food, shelter, comfort and hope to 949 Alaskans. We responded to 305 disasters. Our Preparedness / Health and Safety teams installed 2,311 smoke alarms statewide and educated 1,884 youth through our Pillowcase Project. Additionally, our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 957 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel 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/Alaska , or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.