Red Cross trains recruits for hurricane season

From NBC12 News

CHESTERFIELD, VA (NBC12) - Local emergency officials are preparing for another situation: hurricane season.

The greater Richmond chapter of the American Red Cross trained Saturday at a local church with new volunteers.

They focused on handling disaster evacuees.

They set up a mock emergency shelter at Bon Air United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, and in addition to training were hoping to entice more people to become involved in the Red Cross.

"We have a lot of people who tell us their red cross volunteer experience helped them land the job they were looking for," said spokesperson Bill Harrison. "It's good crisis management, management of people, of human resources. So it's not only a way to give back to the community, but it enhances your resume."

If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer, call 780-2250.

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