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Red Cross training residents to become volunteers ahead of Harvey

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, August 24 2017 Aug 24, 2017 August 24, 2017 11:33 AM August 24, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is offering classes over the weekend that will train local residents before they volunteer their help during Tropical Storm Harvey's impact.  

Classes will be available Friday and Saturday as Harvey makes its approach toward the gulf coast. The primary focus of these lessons will be to teach volunteers how to operate a shelter. 

"We need your help now as we prepare for Harvey’s impact across the region, as your time and talent are essential to our community’s resiliency,” said Joshua Joachim, chief executive of the Louisiana Red Cross. 

Classes are available at Red Cross offices in:


Baton Rouge, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd.

·         Friday, Aug. 25, 5:30-9 p.m.

·         Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Lafayette, 215 E. Pinhook

·         Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Lake Charles, 3512 Kirkman St.

·         Friday, Aug. 25, 5:30-9 p.m.

·         Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Madisonville, 300 Ashland Way

·         Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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