Three Organizations are Coming Together to Help Prepare for Emergencies


Three organizations are coming together to help prepare for an emergency. The Gadsden-Etowah County EMA, American Red Cross and Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster held a training course to educate people on the importance of having a shelter during an emergency situation.

This basic training shows participants how to register people and how to make the process run smoothly. VOAD Chair, Craig Scott explains why they hold these training courses.Scott says many churches are coming forward and offering their space to help those in disaster situations.

Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Shirley Crutcher says everyone can get involved. Crutcher also says shelters are needed year round along with volunteers to help feed, cloth and support those in need.

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