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American Red Cross Recruiting Volunteers

As part of the preparedness measures conducted in the beginning of the Hurricane Season, the American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands (ARC VI) will have various events to recruit new volunteers to the organization on St. Thomas and St. John.
“Now that the Hurricane Season just started, it’s a great time for new volunteers to get involved with the Red Cross in case any storm may come our way but also to help in our disaster preparedness programs,” said Lee Vanessa Feliciano, regional executive for the American Red Cross Caribbean Region. The recruitment events will take place in the following areas:
St. John:
• Wednesday, June 15, at Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Thursday, June 16, at Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Friday, June 17, at Starfish Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Thomas:
• Thursday, June 23, at Nisky Center, first floor, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Friday, June 24, at Plaza Extra Tutu Park Mall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ARC offers different volunteer opportunities; new recruits can choose where to volunteer according to their interests and skills. “Not only do we train volunteers to help in disasters, but also they are a key element in our disaster preparedness programs like the Home Fire Campaign,” said Darilyn Bell, disaster program manager of the ARC for St. Thomas and St. John. “So they can also engage as new Red Cross volunteers to participate on our next smoke alarm installation event in Pastory Grunwald on St. John on Saturday, June 25.”
For more information about these upcoming events or for disaster preparedness information, contact the American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands at 774-0375 or 778-5104, or visit redcross.org/prepare.
 

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