As severe weather and massive flooding continues to make its way through Texas, the American Red Cross Serving the Heart of Texas is looking for volunteers to serve the community.
Training for new volunteers will be offered on Wednesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 2, at the American Red Cross office, 4240 Boonville Road, Bryan, TX 77802. Training will be 6pm to 9pm. Upon completion of this training, volunteers will be official Red Cross shelter workers and will be trained to assist in the opening, organizing, operating, and closing of a Red Cross shelter.
“When families across Texas need shelter, disaster relief, and comfort, Red Cross volunteers are there to help them,” says Amy Grace, executive director of the American Red Cross Serving the Heart of Texas. “Now, more than ever, we need people in the community to step up and help their neighbors in need by becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer and to provide relief for our current volunteers.”
Location: Bryan Red Cross Office, 4240 Boonville Bryan, TX 77802
Wednesday June 1 from 6pm–9pm
Thursday June 2 from 9am–12pm
Thursday June 2 from 6pm–9pm
There are only 30 spaces available per session, so RSVP: (202) 809-0927
Red Cross volunteer training is free and open to the public. A background check will be performed on every applicant prior to the training.
The Red Cross is already on the ground across Central and South Texas ready to assist residents impacted by flooding and storm damage, but more volunteers are needed. All Red Cross services are free and available to everyone. Anyone affected by this weekend’s storms and needing assistance is encouraged to reach out to the Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.