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Red Cross offers volunteer training in Omaha

Posted: 2:04 PM, Sep 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-07 19:05:14Z

The American Red Cross is offering volunteer training in Omaha as part of its "Everyday Hero Training." 

The program is a short course designed to equip volunteers with the training needed to respond to disaster events, like the hurricanes in the Southeast and Gulf Coast. 

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Red Cross, especially in times of hurricanes, tornados, floods, or home fires,” said Jill Orton, Regional CEO for Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa. “Volunteers comprise about 94% of the Red Cross workforce, and participants in this program will learn the skills they need to be able to deploy.”

The training will cover a variety of topics including concepts of opreations, recovery services, deployment fundamentals and shelter fundamentals. It will be held on Sept. 10 at the American Red Cross at 2912 South 80th Avenue from noon until 6 p.m.