Western Slope Residents Being Trained To Help Hurricane Victims

The Western Slope Chapter of the American Red Cross is training 30 new volunteers to help in shelters holding homeless victims from the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The volunteers are learning the basics of shelter management, including food distribution.

They are also getting training on how to help victims to cope with the disaster. Red Cross Preparedness Director Tamara Morris says volunteers may also have a hard time coping with a difficult situation.

Two more Red Cross volunteers are leaving for Alabama, Thursday. Some of the trainees could be ready to leave for the affected areas as early as next week.

John Bear with the American Red Cross says more volunteers are needed, both locally and nationally. Money is also needed.

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