Latest News – September 26

Lake County Needs More Red Cross Volunteers!

The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster services volunteers in Lake County. Currently, there’s only one Red Cross volunteer in Lake County.  More volunteers are needed to increase local disaster preparedness and response capability.

Red Cross volunteers get training during a recent emergency exercise in Lake County. More local volunteers are needed; FREE training on October 10.

Red Cross volunteers get training during a recent emergency exercise in Lake County. More local volunteers are needed; FREE training on October 10.

On Saturday, October 10, the Red Cross will offer a training in Lake County. Red Cross volunteers help the community members prepare for possible disasters in their area, and also help disaster victims meet their immediate food, clothing, lodging, medical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

The Red Cross will offer a training in Lake County on how to open and operate an emergency shelter. Here are the details:

  • Saturday, October 10, room 701, in the Coronado Café building – CMC/Leadville campus
  • 9 a.m. to noon – Shelter Fundamentals lecture class
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch on your own
  • 1 – 4 p.m. – Shelter Fundamentals Exercise: go-through-the-motions class
  • Water and light snacks will be provided

The morning class is a prerequisite for the afternoon class thing can be taken online if you have a conflict on that Saturday morning.  Red Cross_2This training satisfies a primary requirement for becoming a Red Cross volunteer.

The most important requirement for a Red Cross volunteer is a desire to help other community members.  If you have that desire, FREE Red Cross training can give you all the disaster services skills that you need to be a great volunteer.

Anyone interested in taking this training should contact Doug Constance (719) 966-9732 or dougconstance@gmail.com. This training is sponsored by American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado.  (719) 632-3563.

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