Contact: Stephen Walsh
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CHICO, CA (October 10, 2022) -- The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help people devastated by Hurricane Ian. Many communities are unrecognizable after the storm and volunteers from throughout the country, including dozens of volunteers from the California Gold Country Region, are helping those affected and will be helping them recover for weeks and months to come.
The Red Cross and our partners are providing a safe place to stay, food to eat and a shoulder to lean on as people begin to pick up the pieces after the storm. Sunday night, more than 1,600 people sought refuge in 11 Red Cross and partner shelters across Florida. Red Cross emergency vehicles are also delivering food and relief supplies and volunteers are helping families cope and replacing prescription medications, eyeglasses or critical medical equipment like canes and wheelchairs.
In order to ensure uninterrupted delivery of service to all those who need assistance after the hurricane, and to maintain a strong volunteer workforce within the California Gold Country Region, the Red Cross is hosting three local Mass Care Boot Camps to provide single-day, in-person training to become a disaster relief volunteer. Those who complete the training may deploy to Florida or other areas where disaster relief operations are under way, depending on the need.
DATE: October 15, 2022
TIME: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Shasta College (Redding Campus) Student Center, Building 2000, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003
- The Terraces of Chico, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Chico, CA 95928
- Sapphire Palace Event Center, 777 Casino Wy, Blue Lake, CA 95525
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.