American Red Cross: Volunteers needed for Hurricane Harvey

(source: American Red Cross of East Tennessee)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The American Red Cross is preparing to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by mobilizing trained volunteers and relief supplies.

The East Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a two day boot camp Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30.

There will be an overview of Disaster Cycle Services and attendees will become equipped to help in sheltering, client casework, damage assessment and disaster supply distribution.

The schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday, August 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Disaster Cycle Services: Overview
  • Shelter fundamentals
  • Client casework
  • Deployment fundamentals
  • Becoming a volunteer

Wednesday, August 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Bulk distribution fundamentals
  • Disaster assessment fundamentals
  • Sheltering fundamentals
  • Deployment 101
  • Becoming a volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with American Red Cross, call 865-584-2999 or email Kendra Taylor at

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