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Volunteers needed for 2020 hurricane season

Aug. 20. The Red Cross is hosting a virtual volunteer fair Sept. 1 to kick off National Preparedness Month.

Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike.

Shelter volunteers help support emergency shelters by staffing different areas including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and other vital tasks.  These volunteers ensure all community members seeking shelter due to an emergency have a safe place to go. 

Disaster Health Services volunteers provide hands-on, disaster health care by meeting the disaster related health needs of clients and providing support to other volunteers.  For these Disaster Health Services volunteers, their professional license (RN, LPN, LVN, RPh, PharmD, MD, DO, and PA) must be current and unencumbered.

The Red Cross invites you to join its Disaster Response Virtual Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, Sept.1  from noon to 1 pm to learn how you can to help your neighbors and community.

RSVP required byAug. 28.  To sign up, visit: tinyurl.com/VirtualVolunteerFairRSVP.

Interested volunteers can apply online at redcross.org/volunteertoday.