How to Become a Red Cross Volunteer

A weather disaster or earthquake can occur with little or no notice, leaving behind an enormous impact upon the lives of those affected. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response effort when disaster strikes, working in partnership with other governmental agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.

Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.

When disasters happen, the American Red Cross depends on the compassion and dedication of its volunteers to help meet the needs of our community. Through StormZone, subscribers will learn how to get involved with disaster recovery as a Red Cross volunteer, thereby sharing in its mission of preventing and relieving suffering here at home and around the world.

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