The American Red Cross serving Louisiana is currently recruiting volunteers to help with the tornado relief efforts. Some Louisiana residents are still recovering from the damage and devastation caused by last week’s tornadoes. As of right now, there are teams of people helping these tornado victim find aid but more people are needed. Currently, the Louisiana Red Cross is providing aid in Caddo, Iberia, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Union Parishes.
The Red Cross needs volunteers to fill the following roles:
RECOVERY INTAKE WORKERS NEEDED
This position helps tornado victims start the process of recovery. No experience needed to apply. Volunteers will opening cases for individuals and families, interview the client, determine eligibility and figure out a way to fulfill needs causes by the tornados. Training is provided.
DISASTER CASEWORKERS NEEDED
The disaster caseworker will manage the recovery of tornado victims. They will help the victims apply and receive financial assistance. The caseworker will also help with referrals, problem-solve and help find other means of assistance. The disaster caseworker works in person and virtually. Volunteers will be trained.
There are lots of ways to help the Red Cross.
To sign up to volunteer, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday and register today.
Tornado victims in need of assistance should call 1-800-RED CROSS.
SOURCE: RED CROSS LOUISIANA
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.