June 14-- The month of June marks the beginning of hurricane season and should residents of the Georgia coast need to evacuate due to an impending storm, the American Red Cross may need to open shelters in our area to accomodate evacuees. When shelters are opened, the American Red Cross needs trained volunteers to assist in the shelters and of course there is not much time for training once the disaster strikes.
Donna Lee, Assistant Manager for Emergency Services for the Bulloch Chaper, which covers Toombs and surrounding counties, says there is an upcoming training course for volunteers. "We have a course coming up on June 19th at the Lyons First Baptist Church that is a basic sheltering course that will allow anyone acclamation to what the American Red Cross does in a sheltering situation," she says.
She states, "this is for anybody who has ever turned on the TV and saw some sort of disaster and wanted to help. This class will give them the basic tools and certification to put them to work."
The class will begin at 6 PM and there is no cost. For more information, call 912-526-3150.