Help Families after Home Fires - Disaster Action Team - Yakima
American Red Cross
The Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes; house fires are usually the major perpetrators of those emergencies. The Red Cross is looking for passionate individuals to become Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers.
Red Cross DAT members are second responders who provide food, shelter, and comfort to individuals who have been affected by home fires and other disasters. DAT responders come to the scene after the fire department, and only provide assistance if agreed to by the affected family.
DAT members are needed throughout Yakima county today!
- Availability to be "on-call" for four (4) 12-hour shifts each month.
- Shifts run 7am-7pm (day team) and 7pm-7am (night team)
- Volunteers always work in teams of 2 or more
- When on-call, you can continue regular activities, but must be ready to respond within an hour if called
Caseworkers are also needed to provide follow-up assistance to clients, helping them get back on their feet and connected with local resources.
Contact: Lynne.Calmus@redcross.org or 509-316-1845
Start your volunteer experience today at www.redcross.org/volunteer
About American Red Cross
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The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters. 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 email email@example.com or call 509-316-1845 for more information. You can also visit us on Twitter at @RedCross and facebook.com/redcrossNW