Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CERT in 2009-a new year, with new roles. CERT Volunteers needed for the inaugural!

Red Cross NCR looking for partner support with Mass Care Volunteers

Hi folks and happy new year!
2008 was a great year for CERT, and 2009 is starting off well too. CERT members have been asked to help with the inauguration event!
The Red Cross needs our help.They need volunteers,hundreds of them to help during the inauguration. The Red Cross needs CERT members preferably with mass care and sheltering training. But, if you are not trained the Red Cross will train you. The time period where CERT members are needed range from January 15th to January 22nd. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Elliott or Andrew (a CERT 15 class graduate, incidentally).

your volunteer PIO

Here is YOUR opportunity to volunteer during Inauguration!

The Red Cross of the National Capital Region has been asked to perform a number of essential roles during Inauguration Week (1/15/09 through 1/22/09).These roles include sheltering local victims of daily disasters (e.g. fire victims) while there are no available hotel rooms within 200 miles. Another aspect of this massive operation is sheltering and feeding emergency services personnel coming in from across the country to help with the inaugural. Also, volunteers are needed to be on standby to shelter thousands of people should there be an unexpected event that interrupts the festivities.

If you would like to be trained to volunteer for Mass Care and Shelter Operations, please let us know!

Very much looking forward to your reply and to your support.

Elliot Harkavy, NGO Partner Services Lead
American Red Cross of the National Capital Region

Andrew Levy, NGO Partner Services Deputy
American Red Cross of the National Capital Region