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Red Cross Recruits Volunteers In Bridgeport

The American Red Cross is hosting a volunteer orientation.
The American Red Cross is hosting a volunteer orientation. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Red Cross will host a new volunteer orientation at the American Red Cross Bridgeport office at 158 Brooklawn Ave. on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

Last year, the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island region responded to more than 800 local incidents, including fires, power outages, hazardous material releases, transportation accidents and storms. The Connecticut and Rhode Island region provided immediate disaster assistance to over 1,100 families in the form of emergency shelter, food, clothing, children’s items and other household needs.

Volunteers help out during disasters large and small and have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of service areas, including assisting in disasters, administration and logistics. Volunteers are also needed to assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.

The needs of the Red Cross change based on current events, adding flexibility for volunteers to get involved in an area that inspires them. The hourlong orientation is designed to introduce new volunteers to the history of the Red Cross and to learn about all of the local volunteer opportunities available.

Those interested in attending the session must register in advance online at this link . For more information, call 860-678-2788.

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