Red Cross Recruiting West Maui Disaster Volunteers

May 31, 2016, 1:57 PM HST · Updated May 31, 2:01 PM
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The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers from the West Maui area to assist with disaster response.

If interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, the first step is to register online. To register, first click on ‘Volunteer’ and then click on ‘Becoming a Volunteer.’ Once applications are completed through the Volunteer Connection system, the Red Cross will contact interested individuals about signing up for basic disaster classes.

Call the Maui Office at (808) 244-0051 with any questions or for more information on the training.

Michele Liberty, Red Cross Maui County Director said, “We need our communities prepared for disasters before they occur. One critical piece is to have trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond.  We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ʻohana and support our mission of helping those in need,” she said.

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From hurricanes to house fires, the Hawaiʻi Red Cross responds to disasters statewide every four days. Whether it’s one displaced family or thousands of disaster victims, Hawaiʻi Red Cross volunteers are there to help. This is what the Red Cross is about- neighbor helping neighbor- down the street, across the nation, and around the world. All disaster training and services are provided free of charge.

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. To assist, contributions can be mailed to: American Red Cross, Hawaiʻi State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816.  Secure contributions can also be made online or by calling: (808) 739-8109.

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