The only difference between adventure and disaster is preparedness.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Red Cross Trainings Coming Up

People interested in volunteering with the SW Washington Red Cross and who have completed Red Cross orientation are encouraged to participate in two classes scheduled this month in Longview.

A Shelter Operations class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20th and a Shelter Simulation class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st. Both classes will be held at Life Works, 906 New York Street in Longview.

Friday's class prepares volunteers to effectively and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team while meeting the needs of people displaced as a result of disaster. At the January 21st class, volunteers will acquire knowledge of Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster.

In addition, other Red Cross volunteers are needed to act as clients who are affected by a simulated disaster. For more details or to RSVP, please email Kelly Anderson at or call 360-693-5821, ext 105.

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