Red Cross Recruiting Volunteers to Help With Flood Response

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The American Red Cross is actively seeking volunteers in Lewis, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties to help with ongoing disaster response and sheltering as flooding continues to affect the region. 

“The impact of flooding in the region continues to grow, and we anticipate additional shifts and services required to support the region,” stated the Red Cross in a news release. “Members of the local community can help and we have created a volunteer portal to streamline the application process.” 

The volunteer portal is accessible online at volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=intake&entry_point_id=26&entry_point_type=global_entry_point

This opportunity is specific to individuals who live in or near impacted counties, stated the Red Cross. 

At this time, event based volunteers (EBVs) are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but a pre-assignment health questionnaire that includes COVID-19 screening questions must be completed and masks must be worn during the assignment. 

As of Sunday morning, the Red Cross needed volunteers to help with shelter support and emergency supply distribution in Chehalis and warehouse support in Tacoma. 

More volunteer opportunities will be posted in the days ahead, stated the Red Cross. 

For more information about the Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook @RedCrossNW.  

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