Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Salvation Army to offer disaster training course

Media Release- On Saturday, April 27, 2013, The Salvation Army, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be offering a free Introductory Training Course for Disaster Volunteers. This course is designed for new disaster workers who have limited disaster experience and who have just begun their association with The Salvation Army's emergency disaster services program. The course provides participants with an overview of The Salvation Army's mission and its role within disaster work. Participants will also be taught how to prepare and equip themselves for a disaster deployment.
Due to expected changes in policy, in the future, people will not be able to volunteer to serve in state or nationally-declared disaster sites without training from an approved agency. "The Salvation Army is proud to be a member of the disaster community," says Captain Douglas E. McClure. "We want to offer more classes like these to help inform the community of how they can be more prepared in times of disaster. We are extremely excited about some of the partnerships with other agencies, especially the American Red Cross, in recent disaster responses."
This class is 4 hours long and for volunteers 18 years of age or older. It begins on April 27 @ 8:00am at Trinity United Methodist Church (606 Turner McCall Blvd. Rome, Georgia 30165). Directions to the church can be found here. There are still 20 spots open on the class registration. You can register online at or by calling 706-291-4745.

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