"Having a trained, prepared, and ready-to-help team of volunteers is one of the most valuable resources a community can rely on when disaster strikes," said Todd James, executive director, American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties. "Often, it takes a large event, such as our recent storm and power outage, to remind people that volunteers are vital to the Red Cross response."
In an effort to build upon the strong team of volunteers called upon to respond to disasters each year, the Red Cross will hold information sessions Aug. 27 and 28 for anyone interested in joining the Red Cross Disaster Action Team in Fostoria and Seneca County.
Information on the training and requirements for disaster volunteers will be presented by Emergency Services Director Ron Rooker and members of the volunteer team. The volunteer information sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held Aug. 27 at the Pantry Plus of Seneca County, 115 S. Main St., Fostoria, and Aug. 28 at the American Red Cross office in the Tiffin Mall.
Registration is not required, but RSVPs are requested to (419) 422-9322 ext. 7. You must be 18 to participate.