Friday, September 9, 2011

Volunteer Request - Real Incident

The following is a message from Volunteer Fairfax regarding a need for volunteers on Saturday, September 10th:

Dear community member,
In response to the recent flooding in Northern Virginia, Volunteer Fairfax, as requested by the Fire and Rescue Incident Command Center, seeks 20 volunteers to assist with relief efforts TOMORROW, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a six hour shift and will be tasked with incident command center set-up including: lifting, moving and organizing. All volunteers must be atleast 18 years old. Volunteers will receive instructions and a brief training before being deployed to needed areas. Volunteers will meet Todd Damren, a representative of Volunteer Fairfax, at the Huntington Metro Station, Alexandria, Va. by 12:00 p.m. If you need assistance the day-of, please contact Todd at (313) 300-4198.

Everyone must wear closed toed shoes. Sturdy shoes such as work boots or sneakers are recommended. You should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christopher Copley at ccopley@volunteerfairfax.org or by calling (571) 382-8679 so we can keep track of volunteers. Please provide your name, email and telephone number.