Rutland The American Red Cross will present “Disaster Services: An Overview” at the Red Cross offices at 117 Strongs Ave. in Rutland, on Monday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.
The presentation will provide an introduction on how a person can volunteer with the American Red Cross so that they can help area communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster.
Responding to local disasters requires the combined efforts of local and state resources, including private and governmental organizations.
Among those community partners is the American Red Cross, a non-governmental non-profit.
American Red Cross disaster responses are carried out on a local level by volunteer Disaster Action Teams. “Disaster Services: An Overview” serves as an introduction to Red Cross disaster services and how the Disaster Action Team volunteers fit into disaster response in their area.
While the presentation is an introduction to becoming a volunteer American Red Cross Disaster Action Team member, and serves as a prerequisite for all Red Cross disaster training, anyone in the community who is interested in hearing the materials presented in this class is welcome.
To register, contact Debbie Lee of the Vermont and the New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at 773-9159.