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 Overview4/4/2011M 5:30-8:30pHawaii State Chapter Maui
Shelter Operations4/11/2011M 5:30-9pHawaii State Chapter Maui
Shelter Simulation4/18/2011M 5:30-9pHawaii State Chapter Maui
Disaster Services: An Overview5/20/2011F 5:30-8:30pKings Cathedral
Shelter Simulation5/20/2011F 12:30-4pKings Cathedral
Shelter Operations5/21/2011Sa 9a-12:30pKings 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.

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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.

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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