RED CROSS HELP NEEDED

We are reaching out to request your assistance in helping the American Red Cross in addressing an area of critical importance for Union County. We need to fill a couple of very important areas of need in providing services to the Marysville area residents. These are the American Red Cross volunteer positions in need:

Disaster Response Volunteers - Volunteers that respond to local disaster situations (ranging from single family home fires to larger communityevents) to provide financial , emotional and referral support to victims of a local disaster. For example Union County had 17 home fires leaving several families displaced in the fiscal year that just ended in July 2018.

Blood Drive Donor Ambassador - Volunteers needed to help at our local American Red Cross Blood Drives. Welcoming donors and engaging with them to feel comfortable, setting up an appointment for their next donation (if desired), etc.

Home Fire Campaign Volunteer - This role assists with providing families in need with new smoke detectors in their homes at no cost. Smoke detectors are installed, review a safety checklist and fire family escape plan, review priority hazards in the home and suggest steps to correct if any are found.

If you are interested in more information about our Red Cross community services or would be interested in a presentation, please contact me at jeanine.girard@redcross.org or by phone at 419-946-2811.