The Superior Upper Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for new volunteers.
The group says it needs help in 13 of the U.P.’s 15 counties — all of them except for Chippewa and Mackinac Counties.
Volunteers would help victims of disasters, from local families whose homes have burned down to communities across the country hit by tornadoes or hurricanes.
Red Cross disaster services training is free of charge, and the group has courses in the following locations and at the following times:
March 24th — Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet
Disaster Services Overview: 9am to noon
Client Casework: 12:30 pm to 6 pm
March 31st — Newberry Youth Center
Disaster Services Overview — 9 am to noon
Client Casework — 12:30 pm to 6 pm
Disaster College at the Marquette Red Cross office
March 20th: Disaster Services Overview — 6 pm to 10 pm
March 22nd: Shelter Operations — 6 pm to 10 pm
March 27th: Shelter Simulation — 6 pm to 10 pm
March 29th: Disaster Assessment Basics — 6 pm to 10 pm
April 5th & 10th: Client Casework (both nights are
required) — 6 pm to 10 pm
April 12th: Simulation & Graduation — 6 pm to 10 pm
The group is asking anyone interested to sign up at least two days in advance.
To sign up, or if you want more information, call Joan Zbacnik at 228-3659.
Posted by: Mike Hoey