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Red Cross Recruiting Maui County Disaster Volunteers

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM HST
* Updated March 30, 9:13 AM
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Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.

The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers in Maui County.

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

The Maui Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join its disaster response teams on Maui, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi.

From hurricanes to house fires, organization leaders say the Hawaiʻi Red Cross responds to disasters statewide every four days. Whether it’s one displaced family or thousands of disaster victims, organization representatives say the 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,” leaders said.

All disaster training is provided free of charge.  If interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, the first step is to register online. To register, 1) click on ‘Volunteer’ and then 2) 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.

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

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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.

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