Busy Sat. for Red Cross

NEWS RELEASE

 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

12/04/2009

Red Cross Will Train Volunteers on Saturday  

 

Springfield, MO – While consumers are busy shopping for holiday gifts, several Red Cross volunteers will be conducting training on Saturday at the Greater Ozarks Chapter office in Springfield.  The classes include:

Disaster Action Team Training

Volunteer Orientation

CPR and First Aid Training

The CPR class will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.  Volunteer Orientation will start at 10 a.m. and run through 1 p.m.  Disaster Action Team Training will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

There will be a need for new volunteers at the local chapter office and in outlying counties due to the increase in fires at this time of the year.  Since November 24, 2009, Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers have responded to 20 fires in the counties presently served by the Greater Ozarks Chapter.  Within these 20 cases, a total of 63 individuals have been helped with temporary shelter, food and clothing.  Highly trained and professional volunteers are on call 24 hours a day throughout the year to meet with clients and assess emergency needs.  They are available to respond within an hour’s notice after receiving a call from 911 or the fire department.

For more information on training or becoming a volunteer, contact your local American Red Cross at 417-832-9500 or toll free 866-206-0256.  

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

*** Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding , wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

              

                                                    

 

  Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!

 

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