The American Red Cross said they have been called to more than 30 disasters in a week and are in desperate need of volunteers to help those dealing with loss.
According to the local spokesperson for the Red Cross, the unusually cold weather has increased demand for disaster services, especially those related to residential fires.
In the past week, area volunteers have responded to 33 disasters affecting 70 adults and 42 children in the western Carolinas.
Volunteers assist families amidst a disaster, like a destructive house fire. People wanting to volunteer can attend an upcoming training orientation. All of the sessions are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Red Cross community offices:
Thursday Feb. 6: 115 Whitehall Rd. in Anderson
Thursday Feb. 13: 940 Grove Rd. in Greenville
Wednesday Feb. 19: 100 Edgewood Rd. in Asheville
Thursday March 6: 224 East Main St. in Walhalla
Tuesday March 11: 131 East Main St. in Spartanburg
Thursday March 20: 940 Grove Rd. in Greenville
For more information, interested volunteers can email email@example.com, or call 864-607-3201 or 828-258-3888, extension 228.
Interested volunteers can sign-up for a session online here.
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