Delmarva Red Cross in need of on call volunteers
SALISBURY, Md. – The American Red Cross is looking for people to volunteer for damage assessment here on Delmarva after Tropical Storm Isaias passes through.
On Monday, volunteers helped unload supplies from five tractor trailers at the Wicomico County Civic Center and put them into ten U-Haul trucks that will be dispersed across the region. Officials say the Red Cross has three response phases: pre-storm, during the storm and post storm. They’re hoping to get local volunteers who are willing to be on call with minimal notice in order to make the response time quick.
“Should we have that need, then people can hit the ground and start assessments more rapidly and not have to wait for a larger turn around and those we call them event based volunteers so we can certainly train up on that for quick turn around,” says Theresa Young, the executive director for the American Red Cross Delmarva Chapter.
Damage Assessment volunteers will work in pairs to help record damage for the Red Cross using a smartphone app. The American Red Cross is partnering with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to coordinate volunteers. For more information on how you can help visit getconnected.unitedway4us.org.