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Red Cross seeking disaster volunteers

The American Red Cross will be hosting a free training for those interested in learning about how they can help the Red Cross respond to disasters.

Trained volunteers are needed to help respond in a variety of ways after a disaster has affected a community. The Disaster Services: An Overview course introduces these different activities to interested community members and prospective volunteers.

“Red Cross volunteers help to transform a life in crisis into a life of hope, and we are always recruiting volunteers who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of people affected by disaster,” said John Jones, Kearney Red Cross office manager. “We welcome anyone who is interested in disaster response or learning more about the Red Cross to attend.”

Disaster Services: An Overview will be offered at the following locations:

Tuesday, July 2, 6-9 p.m. at Kearney Red Cross Office, 520 W. 48th St., Kearney

Tuesday, July 9, from 6-9 p.m. at Lexington Public Library, 907 N. Washington, Lexington

Tuesday, July 16, from 6-9 p.m. at Arapahoe Christian Church, 902 Locust, Arapahoe

Tuesday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the Minden Exchange Bank, 448 N. Minden in the Community Room (please use the entry at the rear of building)

Tuesday, July 30, from 6-9 p.m. at the Ord Fire Station, 240 S. 16th St., Ord

Pre-registration is requested, to assure adequate course materials confirm attendance. For more information, call 308-234-2770 or toll-free at 877-721-1055 or to register for the free training.

 

Red Cross responds to Johnson Lake Fire

The American Red Cross offered help to victims of a fire started at Johnson Lake, near Lexington Friday. The family received help with food, clothing and shelter.

A team of three American Red Cross workers responded to the fire and continued on scene providing comfort in the form of hugs and hope for recovery this family and the others that have been touched by the fire.

Due to the warm summer temperature, Red Cross workers gave fire-fighters lots of water and a place to cool down.