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(Toledo News Now) -
The American Red Cross is now recruiting more volunteers to help
in the event of an emergency. Prospective volunteers in northwest Ohio
are now training, getting themselves ready for the next disaster.
"During the recent water
emergency we received hundreds of calls from people in the community who wanted
to help," said Todd James, executive director of the Hancock County chapter of
the American Red Cross.
About 350 Red Cross Volunteers
helped to hand out water during the Toledo water crisis, and deliver water to
those people who were stuck at home. A new crop of volunteers are now
learning the ropes through this disaster volunteer training, hosted by the
Northwest Ohio chapter of the American Red Cross.
"We'll show them how to do things
like open a shelter and run a shelter, how to feed large groups of people,"
said James, "and working with those that have been affected by a disaster one
on one, both in a larger scale event and the most common disaster that we
respond to, [which] are home fires."
Red Cross officials say that
training doesn't take much time. There's some online training and then a
little bit of classroom training, and then you're good to get out there and
"If you want to make a difference in your
community and be one of those folks that can help out those that have been
affected by disaster, your family, your friends, your neighbors, know the
training, have the skills to deliver to help the community's needs in a
disaster," said James.
The American Red Cross does this
specialized disaster training for new volunteers many times a year. For
more information on how you can become a volunteer, call 419-329-2900 or
log onto RedCross.org.