Shelter Fundamentals Training at the Red Cross
In times of disaster, there are some volunteers on the front lines ready to help.
Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, our local Red Cross held a training session today for shelter fundamentals. These two hour training sessions help volunteers know what to expect when they get to a shelter and give them the tools they need to man one.
Some of those volunteers who came today said they were ready to be deployed to help with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
The instructor of the course, Linda Goforth, says even if you have a couple of hours a week, they need your help as a volunteer. “We have homeless people that are in the path. We have people that are temporary residents in different places that are in the path and we don’t know what’s going to happen. So, we are going to be prepared to send people to open shelters for people that need help with flood assistance, relocation, and one of the things we do in the shelters is reconnect families.”
If you can’t volunteer, but would like to make a monetary donation to help with relief efforts you can text ‘DORIAN’ to 90999.