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American Red Cross gets volunteers

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The American Red Cross is also prepared for severe weather and has volunteers ready should the weather turn rough.

Recently, they've trained nearly 50 new volunteers on how to deal with storm damage and staff emergency shelters. They also identified several new places willing to serve as emergency shelters. Organizers say they have volunteers in all 11-counties served by the Southwest Georgia chapter and they say they're more prepared to deal with an emergency than they were a year ago.

"All of that means we are much better able to serve, our capacity to respond is just so much better than it was a year ago and it's growing, it's really growing," said Mary Wright, American Red Cross Executive Director.

Two more volunteer training classes will be held this month on the 11th and the 25th. If you want to volunteer you can contact the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross. Organizers say while their volunteer numbers have improved, their need for donations remains constant. To contact the American Red Cross you can dial (229)436-4845.


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