American Red Cross of Mid-South

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Mid-South Residents Can Assist Thousands Affected by Flooding in Southern Louisiana

13912600_10155285053989896_708495459426002562_nThe American Red Cross of the Mid-South is recruiting volunteers from the general public who can deploy to Southern Louisiana to assist with relief efforts in response to unprecedented flooding. Last evening over 10,000 people stayed in dozens of emergency Red Cross and community shelters that provided a safe, secure and dry place to stay. It is anticipated that a need for shelters will continue for a significant period of time; there is a critical need for additional Red Cross trained volunteer shelter workers.

Persons who want to be considered for deployment to Louisiana will need to attend a Disaster Service Overview & Shelter Fundamentals Class this Wednesday from 9:00 – 12:30 at the Mid-South Chapter, 1399 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. If you cannot deploy to Louisiana but are interested in being ready in times of disaster to serve our Mid-South community you are also welcome and encouraged to attend the class.

Additional information:

  • Attendance at Wednesday’straining is required for deployment to Louisiana.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must pass a background check including a motor vehicle check.
  • You must be in good health and pass a health questionnaire.
  • A two-week disaster-relief assignment is required for deployment to Louisiana.
  • This is a volunteer position, the American Red Cross will cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals while on assignment

To learn more and/or register for the class on Wednesday call or text Tiffany at 901-356-6240 or e-mail to WestTN@redcross.org.

Even if you cannot go to Louisiana as a Red Cross volunteer you can still help. To make a financial contribution go to redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS, or text the words LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

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