Red Cross offers Training in Joplin

July 19, 2011                                                                                                            NEWS RELEASE

Red Cross Offers Disaster Action Team Training


Joplin, MO

            The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a “Chapter Response to Disaster” class for those individuals (including new volunteers) in and around the Joplin area who are interested in becoming a member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT).


            WHEN:                      Saturday, July 23, 2011


            WHERE:                    Greater Ozarks Chapter Office

                                                410 S. Jackson St., Joplin, MO  64801


            TIME:                         9 a.m. till 4 p.m.


            The Red Cross responds 365 days a year to meet the immediate emergency needs of persons who have been affected by a man-made or natural disaster.  This is the basic class required to join the Disaster Action Team and respond to local disasters (most often fires). 


            To register, call the Joplin office of the Red Cross at 417-624-4411. 



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 or join our blog at






Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649


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