By Ashlyn Rhodes
The local chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers. Volunteer Keith Porter says that, while they have enough people to perform a number to duties, they don’t have enough to have someone on call every day and night.
Volunteer Ned Russell says anyone interested in volunteering goes through an extensive training process.
Porter says the training helps volunteers understand how to prepare themselves and the community for a disaster. He says they don’t need a huge number of people, just a few dedicated members would be a huge help.
Porter also says there are no physical fitness limits for volunteers.
Volunteers need to be 18 years or older to sign up. You can learn more about the American Red Cross and the local branch by going to their website. You can also call Ned Russell and ask him about the group at 530-377-6337.