Volunteers Needed for Red Cross Disaster Training

In preparation for the 2011 hurricane season, the American Red Cross, Columbia Region will hold two separate Disaster Services Overview courses.

The Red Cross Disaster Services Overview course is a prerequisite to ALL disaster classes.  The courses will be offered on Tuesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Columbia Region headquarters, located at 2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.  Anyone interested needs to PRE-REGISTER by calling 803-540-1215. Individuals must register so we have sufficient material for all participants. You are welcome to bring your supper and eat during class.

Every eight hours a disaster strikes in our community, which reinforces the need for the Red Cross to train new volunteers to be ready when the time comes.  Because of ongoing disaster emergency training, Red Cross volunteers in the Columbia Region are fully prepared and ready to provide immediate basic needs and emergency assistance to our neighbors at their greatest hours of need.  The Columbia Region is made up of five chapters that span 28 counties, which include: Aiken County Chapter, Central SC Chapter, Coastal SC Chapter, Pee Dee Chapter, and Upper Palmetto Chapter. 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  To make a donation, please visit www.columbiaregionredcross.org or call 803-540-1241. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 91, Columbia, SC, 29202.

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