Red Cross searching for lake area volunteers - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Red Cross searching for lake area volunteers

One week into the start of Hurricane Season, and right now all is quiet in the Atlantic. But, the American Red Cross is still looking for volunteers to help out before any disaster strikes.

Saturday was the second day of training session at the Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross. Volunteers still have one more chance to be trained as a volunteer.

 "Volunteers are the base of the Red Cross," said Joseph Johns, Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Red Cross. "We can't do anything without them.  Whenever you go to someone's house that just burned down you're able to offer them a little bit of money to help them get off their feet offer them food, shelter and clothing, you can see the relief on their face and I guess that's why volunteers do it for that satisfaction."

The next training workshop is scheduled for July 14.

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