With images from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy still in the national news, a common reaction is to want to help. But there are disaster needs here at home, too—house fires, winter storms and flooding. The American Red Cross stands ready to help in all types of disasters, but we rely on our trained volunteers to make that happen.
The Red Cross will be interviewing volunteers this week. If you’ve ever thought about being an American Red Cross disaster volunteer, now is a great time to get involved. For more information, contact your local Red Cross office to find out more:
• Freeborn and Mower Counties—507-437-4589
• Dodge, Fillmore, Olmsted, and Steele Counties—507-287-2200
• Winona, Wabasha and Goodhue Counties—507-452-4258
• Rice, LeSueur and Waseca Counties—507-334-8471
• Brown, West Nicollet, Redwood and Renville Counties—507-233-1111
• Lyon, Lincoln, Yellow Medicine and Pipestone Counties—507-532-5565
• Blue Earth, East Nicollet, Watonowan, McLeod, Cottonwood, Faribault, and Sibley Counties—507-387-6664
• Murray, Nobles, Rock, Jackson and Martin Counties—507-372-4702
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.