Help neighbors during disasters

American Red Cross Disaster Relief Training will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Waynesville for those interested in becoming part of the Disaster Action Team serving Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.

This course will provide an overview and introduction to disaster services at the American Red Cross, after which participants will have the opportunity to complete a volunteer application. Attendees will learn the role of the American Red Cross in Disaster Relief and its daily mission to serve the residents of Western North Carolina as well as the entire nation.

In 2011 American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams responded to just over 200 incidents of disaster in Western North Carolina.

Pre-registration requested. Held at the American Red Cross, located at 1668 Brown Avenue in Waynesville.

828.258.3888 ext. 219 or ext. 218.

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