(Toledo News Now) - The Red Cross in Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties is holding recruiting meetings in hopes of gaining more volunteers.
The Hancock County Red Cross chapter has about three dozen volunteers. Five of those volunteers were sent to the southern states of Florida and Louisiana as Isaac approaches.
The five volunteers are more than what all of Seneca and Wyandot counties have in volunteers combined.
"It can be extremely rewarding when you help someone through that situation so the reward is tremendous and some people once they get a taste or see what we do, it gets in their blood and I hate to say that they love it, but it is extremely rewarding to be able to help and to volunteer and to help people," said Ron Rooker, Emergency Services Manager.
A Red Cross volunteer provides disaster assistance for local, community, state and national disasters. Typical disaster relief trips when assisting across the country are three week long trips.
"If we don't have volunteers, we don't have anybody to send. So that's on local and also the national scene. We are a volunteer driven organization. We're nowhere without our volunteers. Volunteers are very key and very important to our mission," said Rooker.
To volunteer for the Red Cross of Seneca, Wyandot or Hancock there is another meeting Tuesday night in Tiffin at the Red Cross office in the Tiffin mall at 6 p.m.
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