Disaster Services Volunteers
American Red Cross - Central and South Texas Region
The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes. This is an average of more than 62,000 disasters every year. Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are ready to respond 24 hours/day and 365 days/year by providing care, comfort and compassion.
Our DAT team responds to local home fires and provide support and assistance to someone in one of their darkest moments. There are regular team meetings and ongoing training opportunities for personal growth, leadership positions and national deployments. The American Red Cross aspires to be an organization fully committed to diversity and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse workforce which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery.
Here is a video that briefly outlines the role. https://youtu.be/-yamNDUbsn0. During COVID the response looks a little different, but our core mission is to provide comfort, care, and compassion to those affected by disasters.
About American Red Cross - Central and South Texas Region
2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723, US
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itﾒs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.