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Local Red Cross Recruits Volunteers For Hurricane Disaster Relief

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers to head east to assist evacuees of Hurricane Florence.

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 4:36 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2018 11:25 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The American Red Cross is asking for volunteers to assist with upcoming disaster relief in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. Volunteers trained this week could be deployed to the east coast as early as Saturday. Volunteers can attend a local recruiting event to learn more and even sign up.

Volunteers get to see the impacts of a disaster first hand but they also have a means to help.

"Listening to people tell you their story and being able to help them and provide shelter, or provide supplies, or provide a meal is extremely rewarding," said American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer Patty Albin. 

Jobs can vary between serving meals, stocking up supplies and providing comfort to evacuees. Volunteers need to be in general good health and able to dedicate time for deployment. 

If you're unable to volunteer but want to help, the American Red Cross suggests making a donation. You can donate to disaster relief funds here. 

You can attend any of the recruitment options below. No RSVP required. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – SALEM
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Salem Office
675 Orchard Heights Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – ROSEBURG
1 – 4 p.m.
Red Cross Roseburg Office
1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg, OR 97471

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – VANCOUVER
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Vancouver Office
5109 NE 82nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98662

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – ST. HELENS
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OSU Extension Center
505 N Columbia River Hwy.
St. Helens, OR 97051

Friday, September 14, 2018 – BEND
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Bend Office
815 SW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97702

Friday, September 14, 2018 – PORTLAND
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Portland Office
3131 N. Vancouver Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Friday, September 14, 2018 – MEDFORD
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Red Cross Medford Office
1050 Crater Lake Ave.
Medford, OR 97504

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