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New Responder Boot Camp in Murphy

red-cross-logo-new-2013Murphy, NC – Tony Reid, Regional Disaster and Programs Officer announced today that it will conduct a New Responder Boot Camp on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Murphy Medical Center, 3990 E US Hwy 64 Alt, Murphy, NC.

Down the street, or across the Western Carolinas, the American Red Cross is there serving those in need.  “We need new volunteers so we can expand the breadth and scope of services we offer to the community through preparedness, response and recovery,” said Tony Reid, Regional Disaster and Programs Officer.  “We have restructured our volunteer training program to make it more efficient for us and our volunteers,” said Reid.  The training process has now been condensed from several months down to a one day boot camp according to Reid.

Attendees to the boot camp will receive training in Disaster Services: an Overview, Shelter Fundamentals and Disaster Assessment.  Upon completion of training attendees will be guided through an online application and background check, as well as receive information about an online orientation.  Once these areas have been successfully completed, attendees will become Red Cross Volunteers.

Those interested in becoming Red Cross Volunteers can register for the training by sending an e-mail to WCRDVMT@redcross.org, or contacting Dawn Huff at 828-258-3888 x228.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disaster; 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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