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Red Cross seeks volunteers in Coshocton County

| February 11, 2014

NEWARK — The American Red Cross is strengthening efforts to recruit new volunteers who are interested in helping their fellow Coshocton County citizens in times of emergency. A special informational meeting has been scheduled to answer questions and invite residents to consider joining the ranks of Red Cross volunteers, who now make up 94 percent of the organization’s workforce. The meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Red Cross located at 245 N. 4th Street in Coshocton.

Prospective volunteers will learn about a variety of opportunities available, from disaster relief work to helping in the office, plus many other roles. They’ll also get a chance to ask staff and other volunteers about their experiences and learn about the training required for different volunteer positions.

“Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day,” said Rod Cook, Executive Director, American Red Cross of East Central Ohio. “They’re amazing people who selflessly help strangers at some of the worst moments of their lives. Still, they often tell us how they find their own lives changed in the process of helping others.”

Those interested in becoming volunteers will learn how to sign up for assignments and how to seek out different kinds of roles within the organization. There are opportunities down the road to potentially deploy to large-scale disasters in other areas and information will be shared about how to be trained and available, should more help be needed.

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer is invited to attend the meeting. Please call (740) 622-0228 to RSVP or ask questions. Light refreshments will be served.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

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