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How to Become a Maui Red Cross Volunteer

March 17, 2011, 2:16 PM HST
* Updated March 17, 2:24 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Maui Red Cross, file photo 2/08 by Wendy Osher.

The recent Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami has created a heightened interest in disaster preparation and relief here at home.

The American Red Cross on Maui is offering free Disaster Services training beginning April 4, 2011, at their offices in Wailuku. The training schedule is as follows:

Disaster Services: An Overview 4/4/2011 M 5:30-8:30p Hawaii State Chapter Maui
Shelter Operations 4/11/2011 M 5:30-9p Hawaii State Chapter Maui
Shelter Simulation 4/18/2011 M 5:30-9p Hawaii State Chapter Maui
Disaster Services: An Overview 5/20/2011 F 5:30-8:30p Kings Cathedral
Shelter Simulation 5/20/2011 F 12:30-4p Kings Cathedral
Shelter Operations 5/21/2011 Sa 9a-12:30p Kings Cathedral

To register for classes on line, visit the following link: http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0/?vgnextoid=58d51a53f1c37110VgnVCM1000003481a10aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default.  For additional questions, call the Red Cross Maui chapter at (808) 244-0051.

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free.

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The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Gifts support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in individual communities, across the country and around the world.

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