The American Red Cross continues its relief operation to provide food, shelter, supplies and comfort to more and more people affected by Hurricane Sandy last week and the Nor-Easter that hit Wednesday night.
To date, the Kosciusko, Elkhart, St. Joe, Porter and LaPorte chapters of the American Red Cross have deployed 47 volunteers, which is half of the total number of Red Cross deployments in the entire state of Indiana. Local chapters have nearly two dozen more volunteers on stand-by, ready to be deployed once new assignments are received from Red Cross National Headquarters.
In addition, over 55 community members region-wide have been recently trained in order to deploy to help those affected by the storms. American Red Cross Chapters regularly train community members who are interested in responding to local or national disasters.
Additional trainings are scheduled for Kosciusko County for next week:
Disaster Services Overview & Client Casework — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Shelter Operations and Simulation — 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
New volunteers are strongly encouraged to take the on-line orientation for new volunteers by going to www.redcross.org.
For more information contact [email protected] or call 574-267-5244 Ext. 103.