Red Cross Looking To Assist Flood Weary Volunteers

When the floods hit in March some of the first on the ground to help were Red Cross volunteers. Now, spokesperson Josh Murray says they need a break.

"Our volunteers, the need a little rest after what we've been through the past two months," spokesperson Josh Murray says. The Red Cross is now looking for new recruits. "So that when the next time something happens, a flood, tornado, whatever might hit we have more people that are ready to step in immediately."

The American RedCross is offering a series of training classes that cover a variety disaster response services. The training is open to anyone interested in helping the Red Cross carry out its mission.

The following training sessions are scheduled for the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro area:

·May 11, 1-4 p.m. – Disaster Action Team Mock Fire Call

  • Attendees will go through a mock home fire response to get a firsthand look at the services Disaster Action Teams provide for people affected by fire.

·May 18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Shelter Fundamentals

May 20, 5-9 p.m. – Disaster Action Team Training

  • Attendees will complete trainings necessary to become a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member.

·June 5, 5-9 p.m. – Disaster Action Team Training

  • Attendees will complete trainings necessary to become a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member.

·June 11, 5-9 p.m. – Disaster Action Team Training

  • Attendees will complete trainings necessary to become a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member.

All training classes will take place at the Omaha Red Cross Chapter Office located at 2912 S. 80th Avenue. No previous experience is required. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and to register as a volunteer, visit https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html.

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