The Regional Sheltering Team recently conducted five classes with External Partners in Shelter Training.
Three local organizations – Benedictine University, Hoffman Estates Emergency Management and the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management – reached out to the Red Cross and requested Shelter Training for their people.
Five Red Cross Instructors over the last month – traveled out to their locations and instructed their people in both Shelter Fundamentals and Shelter Operations Simulation. A total of 120 people were trained in these classes.
Such efforts help the Red Cross extend both our Partnerships and our reach in times of need. If there ever was a local large-scale disaster – there easily could be the need to stand up numerous Shelters across the Greater Chicago and Northern IL Region.
A big shout out goes to those Red Crossers who helped out with this instruction – Terri Cunningham, Lauren Zimmerman, Jackie Speciale, and Danny Portman. Thru their efforts – we now have External Partners to call on for Sheltering Assistance.
If you would like to become a Red Cross volunteer, please go to redcross.org/volunteer to join us.
Written By: Steve Wise, Disaster Volunteer