One of the first at the scene of a disaster or an emergency is the American Red Cross.Monday morning, volunteers were called to 32nd and Arbor in Omaha to assist those left without a place to live after an apartment building fire. Regional Communications and Marketing Director for the American Red Cross - Kansas/Nebraska/SW Iowa Region Josh Murray says they are holding out fairly well on supplies but one thing they do need is volunteers.
Murray says, "With the number of fires and other disasters here lately, our volunteer workforce is run kind of thin right now. They have been responding to a lot of home fires and it has been pretty taxing on some of them. We are reaching out to find more people willing to help in this area and help members of our community."
The Red Cross has several training sessions planned over the next few months. Murray says they are doing more training sessions right now because there is such a need.
"You really don't need any qualifications, says Murray. We will train you with everything you need to know. There is no previous experience needed. We will arm you with the necessary resources you will need."
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