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Red Cross volunteers learn to operate a shelter

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Disasters, from hurricanes to tornadoes, are frequent in Louisiana. The local American Red Cross likes to be prepared for anything. It also likes volunteers to be prepped, too. That's why several of them went to class today at Red Cross' Shreveport headquarters. The course was designed to train volunteers for faster and smoother shelter operations. Several topics were touched on; from the placements of beds, entrances, and exits to food service management. Some volunteers say they're happy to spend the time because it's all to help others.


"First of all, we need to help those who need help, but also teach those younger than us how to help people and the importance of giving back to the community," Heather Joe, a volunteer, said.


The Red Cross is always looking for volunteers. For more on you can donate the time follow this link.

 

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