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Red Cross looking for disaster relief volunteers

Posted at 1:49 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 07:34:59-04

Local chapters of the American Red Cross are prepared to deploy staff and volunteers to communities along the East Coast that may be affected by the Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine.

Red Cross chapters all along the coast are monitoring the storm and have workers and shelter locations on standby. 

The Red Cross workforce is made up of 90 percent volunteers, and in order to keep providing services locally and helping other regions in need, organization says new volunteers are needed.

Anyone interested is invited to attend an information session to learn more about becoming a disaster volunteer. The meeting will be held at 786 Delaware Avenue on Wednesday, September 7 at 5 p.m.

To register for the information session, email rebecca.nicosia@redcross.org or visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.