Disaster Shelter Associates (Deployment Opportunity)

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross

State: NE

Contact: Michael.Fleming2@redcross.org
Michael Fleming
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Experts were predicting an above average season both for hurricanes and wildfires, and those predictions are here now, we are facing them head on. In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, the American Red Cross will experience challenges to deploy trained disaster volunteers from other parts of the country should an emergency occur.

In light of this, the Red Cross is asking you to be ready to help your community. There is a special need for volunteers to support sheltering efforts. Because of COVID-19, the Red Cross is placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging when possible. If hotel stays arenメt possible, then the Red Cross will open traditional shelters and follow social distancing protocols.

To help keep people safe, we have put in place additional precautions and developed special training for our workforce. We need volunteers to help staff shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and other vital tasks to help those we serve. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available.

The need right now is for volunteers to raise their hand to express a willingness to volunteer in a shelter and review online training to prepare them for their service. Get prepared now to help individuals in disasters. Both associate and supervisory level volunteer opportunities are available.

Train now to be a Red Cross volunteer and answer the call to help if the need arises here in our region. To learn more, visit: www.redcross.org/volunteertoday or contact Michael Fleming, michael.fleming2@redcross.org

Matching Interests: Homeless & Housing, Community, Disaster Relief

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