Red Cross Disaster-Related Volunteer Training cancelled due to possible incoming severe weather

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Volunteer Needs Increase as Preparation Continues for Tropical Storm Barry

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UPDATE:

The American Red Cross – Louisiana said “that due to the anticipated arrival of TS Barry, the SATURDAY trainings have been cancelled. More trainings will be forthcoming after the storm has made landfall.”

ORIGINAL:

Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33) (Fox 44)
As Tropical Storm Barry continues to strengthen in the Gulf, the American Red Cross of Louisiana is working to provide support in the event of impacts across Louisiana. As part of these efforts, the Red Cross is offering a shelter fundamental class for those who want to help with the various components of shelter operations. All training are free and open to the public. Here’s what you need to know…

*Shelter Fundamentals

When: Friday, July 12
Class 1 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Class 2 – 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Where: = Where: Community Church of Christ 7660 Antioch Road Baton Rouge, LA

Shelter Fundamentals – The revised Shelter Fundamentals is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Process: Resourcing, Opening, Operating and Closing.

No advanced registration is necessary. Volunteers can simply show up at the training location and register at that time. For more information or questions regarding the trainings, please contact Jodi Tolliver at jodi.tolliver@redcross.org.

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