The American Red Cross is in urgent need of volunteers to serve in a variety of roles in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County. Disaster responders are needed to respond to home fires, which occur every eight hours in this region. In addition, Fire Prevention volunteers are needed to install smoke detectors in 700 homes in the next six months.
Also needed are volunteers for general office work, volunteer intake and orientation, First Aid, Service to the Armed Forces and Emergency Preparedness Education, including the Red Cross Pillowcase Project. All volunteers receive Red Cross volunteer training. Some volunteer duties may be performed at home.
For more information visit RedCross.org/GoldCountry and click on “Volunteer with Us” or contact Eric Goossens, Disaster Program Manager, at (209) 338-8740.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.