When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross responds.
The Red Cross has asked the Lassen County Health Department to help find volunteers who can help.
According to a statement from the Red Cross, “The Red Cross responds to an emergency every eight minutes. Our vital work is only possible because of people like you. Volunteers carry out 90 percent of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Whether helping people after a disaster, providing support to active-duty military, their families, or veterans, or teaching life-saving skills, it’s due to support from ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.”
Volunteers are urgently needed for the Disaster Action Team (Assist individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or local other disaster. Preferred commitment: monthly on-call shift); Shelter Service Associate (In-person shelter support to assist with reception, feeding, dormitory and other important tasks to help those we serve. Time commitment: Yearly two-week deployment); and Disaster Health Services (Health professionals are needed in shelters to provide care, health education, health assessments and support).
Virtual Information Sessions will be held at noon and 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Register at tinyurl.com/GoldCountryOpenHouse.
According to the Red Cross, “The training is free, but the experience is priceless. Take the next step to turning tragedy into hope.”