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The American Red Cross-North Texas Region needs volunteers at the Longview and Tyler Chapters. Since the restructuring of the North Texas Region, one of our main focuses is capacity building. We need to be prepared with trained personnel for whatever disaster comes our way. Whether it is single family house fires, tornadoes, flooding or other natural disasters, the only way the Red Cross can effectively respond is with volunteers that are trained and ready to help when needed.
“We are very excited about bringing more Red Cross disaster training classes to East Texas”, states Linda Edwards, Volunteer Specialist for the East Texas area. “Having classes held at the Tyler and Longview chapter’s means it will be more convenient for dedicated Red Cross volunteers and prospective volunteers to attend classes. Having more volunteers trained will better equip the local Red Cross to provide the multitude of services that our residents have come to expect from us in times of a disaster” continues Mrs. Edwards.
Want to learn more about what the Red Cross does or further your Red Cross education? Here are learning opportunities for the months of February and March:
Disaster Services-An Overview Longview Chapter February 22 6pm-9:30pm
Disaster Action Training (DAT) Longview Chapter February 25 9am-3pm
Shelter Operations/Simulation Longview Chapter March 10 9am-4pm
Disaster Services-An Overview Longview Chapter March 17 9am-12:00pm
Disaster Services-An Overview Tyler Chapter March 1 6pm-9:30pm
Disaster Action Training (DAT) Tyler Chapter March 10 9am-3pm
Shelter Operations/Simulation Tyler Chapter March 24 9am-4pm
If you enjoy meeting new people or would like to experience the joy of helping others in times of disasters, we have a place for you. To find out how you can help, please contact Linda Edwards, Volunteer Specialist, East Texas area at 903-581-7981 (office), 903-747-0180 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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