Be a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every year, fires, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters randomly strike thousands of families, sometime near your home. Lives are changed forever. Families lose homes, and worse.

We can’t change history. But with your help, we can make it a little easier for disaster victims to get from today to tomarrow.

It’s not for everybody.
It’s not a job for amateurs. It takes commitment. It takes training. But if you’re in good health, and you’re willing to help, you can become part of the elite cadre of trained Red Cross volunteers who are swiftly mobilized when disaster strikes near home.

In your first assignment you may –
Put worried families in touch with flood victims.
Distribute vouchers so families can replace lost clothing/
Read to children at a temporary shelter.
Help cool dinner for a hundred displaced families.

As you gain experience, you may also be trained to –
Help victims meet long-term needs by replacing lost personal and household items.
Work with reporters to help them file accurate stories.
Make damage assessments that will help the Red Cross and government agencies offer lasting assistance.

Whether you’re a banker or a babysitter, a carpenter or a caseworker, your special skills can help the Red Cross – and the disaster victims.

You can help.
You can be part of the community. You can meet other people who care. You can be ready when disasters strike. To find out how, call your local Red Cross office.

You may never work harder. But you’ll never feel better about what you’ve done. It will be the best job you never got paid to do.

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