Blytheville, AR-Be a Critical Part of a Local Disaster Response Team

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas

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Every day people are forced from their homes due to disasters. Single and multi-family home fires account for 90% of disaster responses for the American Red Cross. Compassionate and committed Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers help those families affected.

Respond in-person to your neighbors who have been affected by home fires, flooding or other local disasters. As a Red Cross volunteer, you will be able to help your neighbors and their families by providing resources, comfort and hope.

Be the beacon of hope to families who are likely having the worst day of their lives.

Requirements

  • 18 years or older with a valid United States driver’s license
  • Training provided both online courses and shadow with experienced volunteers​​​​​​​
  • Computer with internet
  • Available for a minimum of one on-call, 4-hour shift/month

What Our Volunteers Are Saying

  • "I’m retired and was looking for a way to help in my local community. I love that I found the Red Cross because being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no other." ~Charlie V.
  • "I watched the Red Cross help my Mom when she had a house fire and I knew I wanted to help giveback anyway I could. Now I am able to pay it forward for my Mom and our family." ~Laqueesha J.
  • "I may not have money to give, but I have time." ~Taylor W.
  • "It’s a wonderful feeling being able to help someone affected by a house fire, who literally, may only have the clothes on their back." ~Julie M.

How to get started

  • Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer
  • Or, for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact:
    Kristin Pendleton, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist American Red Cross
    Call or Text: 314-281-7968 | kristin.pendleton@redcross.org
    Schedule a brief phone consultation: www.calendly.com/kpendleton



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About American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas

Location:

American Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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 or through the generosity of blood donors, providing critical blood to people in need, 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Community, Crisis Support, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Blytheville, AR 72315

(35.9285,-89.90804)
 

SKILLS

  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Available for on-call
  • Must have smart phone, computer, and reliable internet access

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