33. Red Cross Volunteers Needed

On Monday morning I received an email from John Bernard, the Regional Disaster Officer for the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross.  To make a long story short, responses to the flooding in Louisiana and West Virginia, plus the local house fires and other incidents within our region, are placing our Red Cross volunteer base under stress.

John has requested that each current Red Cross regional volunteer ask at least one person to consider becoming an American Red Cross volunteer.

Volunteers can limit their activities to just one of the two Red Cross chapters in Ohio ARES District 3, or serve anywhere within the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region.  With a bit of experience, you may join thousands of others working such big national assignments as the previously mentioned floods, forest fires out west, hurricanes making landfall within the United States or other disasters.  There are even a few locals who have gone on international assignments to Canada, the Philippines, etc.  If travel is a problem, it is now possible to work as a virtual Red Cross caseworker from anywhere with a telephone and the internet.

To learn more, contact John at his American Red Cross email address: john.bernard@redcross.org .  Or go to http://www.redcross.org/ and begin the online application process to join the Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter (if you’re in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Miami or Shelby county) or the Dayton Area Chapter (if you’re in Greene, Montgomery or Preble county).