Elk Valley Times

Follow Us On:

Disaster services focus of training set Aug. 19

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:12 am

Heart of Tennessee American Red Cross will be offering free training classes, Introduction Disaster Services Overview and Shelter Fundamentals Operation, on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The classes will be presented in a session from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

“In times of disasters, we want and need trained volunteers, if the need arose, for a disaster shelter operation in Lincoln County,” said Gene Williams of the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross. “Red Cross only has two shelter agreements in place and volunteers in Lincoln County.”

If you would like to take part in this training, it is free. organizers would like for several teams from local church congregations to become prepared in training so that they can serve as shelter volunteers in case of a major disaster.