Volunteers Needed for Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief
Red Cross to Train Prospective Volunteers for Relief Operation
Contact: Heather Carbajal
WHO: American Red Cross of Mid-West Tennessee
WHAT: Volunteer training for community members interested in potentially deploying for two week assignments to serve as a Red Cross volunteer for Hurricane Matthew relief
WHERE: American Red Cross of Mid-West Tennessee
19 Stonecreek Circle
Jackson, TN 38305
WHEN: Deployment Interest Meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Noon
Disaster Cycle Services Overview and Disaster Action Team Training on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Shelter Fundamentals Training on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Disaster Assessment Fundamentals Training on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
INFO: The American Red Cross has launched a massive sheltering operation in response to Hurricane Matthew with more than 27,000 people seeking refuge in almost 200 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina on Thursday night. More than 1,800 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground or traveling to the southeast to support evacuation shelters and response efforts. In addition to providing a safe place to ride out the dangerous storm, the Red Cross is preparing to deliver relief supplies and help people recover from Hurricane Matthew as soon as it is safe to do so.
The American Red Cross of Mid-West Tennessee is recruiting volunteers from the general public who would like to be considered for deployment to assist with relief efforts in response to Hurricane Matthew. Volunteers must complete the application process, including background check, and be able to commit to a two-week assignment. For more information, contact Heather Carbajal at 731-571-7140.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org, like American Red Cross of Mid-West Tennessee on Facebook, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossMWTN.