In 2011 American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams responded to just over 200 incidents of disaster in Western North Carolina. These teams deliver timely and responsive aid to victims of disaster through out our region, coming into their lives after unimaginable devastation and guiding them towards long term recovery.
On January 21st, there will be a Disaster Relief Training from 9:00am to 12:30pm for all those interested in becoming part of the Disaster Action Team. This course will be held at the American Red Cross located at 100 Edgewood RD, Asheville NC 28804.
This course will provide an overview and introduction to Disaster Services at the American Red Cross, after which participants will have the opportunity to complete a volunteer application. Attendees will learn the role of the American Red Cross in Disaster Relief and its daily mission to serve the residents of Western North Carolina as well as the entire nation.
All interested parties are welcome to attend.
For more information or to register, visit http://classes.redcross.org or call the Disaster Preparedness and Response office in Asheville, NC at (828) 258-3888 ext. 219 or ext. 218.
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.Read the full article
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