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American Red Cross needs volunteers for urgent response needs

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 14:55:30-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Disaster response volunteers are needed by the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross to help after Hurricane Laura devastated parts of the south and historic wildfires continue to spread on the west coast.

To continue helping people impacted by these disasters, the Red Cross is fast-tracking a Disaster Action Team training to help get new volunteers to disaster locations, according to a press release from the Red Cross.

Volunteers should be willing to accept a two-week deployment, live in a communal space, and work 12 hours a day for six-seven days a week, according to the release.

“People depend on the Red Cross in times of need, and currently the needs are great," Chad Priest, regional CEO of the Indiana Region of the Red Cross, said in the release."We’re strengthening our cadre of disaster responders so it is trained and ready to go. Kindness and compassion are the main job requirements for most of these roles. We can quickly teach everything else.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, you can visit its website or call 888-684-1411.