The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers to join its workforce to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey and other disasters locally and across the country.
In the past week, the Ohio Buckeye Region of the Red Cross has sent 67 volunteers to Texas and Louisiana in response to Hurricane Harvey and more are on their way. In addition, the Red Cross is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and is beginning preparations to get workers and supplies in place.
The Red Cross is training new volunteers to help with this upsurge of disaster relief efforts across the Ohio Buckeye Region and across the country.
Disaster relief volunteer orientations for new volunteers will be held every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross in Lima, located at 610 South Collett Street, in Lima.