Red Cross Disaster Training Offered in Preparation for Hurricane Irene

Red Cross Volunteers

As our busy hurricane season begins brewing and Hurricane Irene continues to make its way towards the East Coast, the need for Red Cross trained volunteers to respond to local and national disasters continues to increase.  That is why we are offering disaster training classes this Friday and Saturday at our Central SC and Pee Dee Chapters.

Disaster Services classes being offered at the Central SC Chapter:

1.) Disaster Services Overview and Shelter Operations will be offered at 2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 at two separate times on Friday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • The Disaster Services Overview and Shelter Operations class will teach volunteers the skills they need to serve in a pre- or post-emergency Red Cross shelter

2.) Disaster Assessment will be offered at 2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • The Disaster Assessment class will teach volunteers the skills needed to asses post-disaster damage.

Disaster Services classes being offered at the Pee Dee Chapter:

1.) Disaster Assessment Basics will be offered at 1601-A W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501 on Saturday, August 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Disaster Assessment Basics provides a general overview of the tasks performed by American Red Cross Disaster Assessment workers in support of a national disaster relief operations and local incidents such as a single family fire.

Anyone interested in registering for these disaster classes must PRE-REGISTER by calling (803) 540-1215.  Individuals must register so there is sufficient material for all participants.

You can help people affected by disasters like Hurricane Irene or other disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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