The Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding a volunteer recruitment event at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chipley Florida. The event this Saturday, August 11th will be from 10am until 2pm. According to Bob Pearce, Red Cross Executive Director, the local Red Cross Chapter is looking for Washington County residents who would like to serve as Disaster Action Team members, shelter staff and logistics staff. Pearce goes on to say, "Washington County residents' helping each other is what it is all about. The Red Cross assists several fire victims each month in Washington County. That happens all year long. Now, we are in what has traditionally been our most active part of hurricane season. Shelter volunteers are vital to ensuring that Washington County residents have a safer place to go if they have to leave their homes."
If you would are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, you can get all the information at the Chipley Wal-Mart Supercenter on Saturday, August 11th. You can also call the local Red Cross Chapter at 763.6587 or 800.272.7206.
The Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross is not a government agency and receives no government funding. Crises assistance for local disaster victims is made possible by local donations. If you would like to help local disaster victims, please call the Red Cross at 850-763-6587 or log on to www.redcrosscpc.org.
Information provided by the Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross