Red Cross Urgent Appeal for Volunteers
The Upstate American Red Cross Chapter has an urgent need for volunteers in McCormick County to provide disaster assistance as a result of forecasts by weather experts who warn of an active hurricane season. Critical positions are available for volunteers to help individuals and families who are forced to evacuate their homes and need temporary shelter in locations operated by the Red Cross. And there is a need for licensed medical personnel to provide health care services for shelter occupants. The Red Cross is also recruiting volunteers for blood drives to serve as screeners, taking the temperature of potential donors before they are permitted to enter blood donation sites. Screeners and shelter volunteers will receive Red Cross training online. More information related to the requirements of each position and applications are available at www.redcross.org/volunteer.