PUBLISHED: 3:46 PM on Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thank you to Community Schools
The American Red Cross of Alaska would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Community Schools of Juneau for sponsoring our disaster training that took place October 18th, 19th and 20th.

There partnership allowed us to train a total of nine new disaster volunteers who are eager to support our community through disaster preparedness and response.

In addition to new volunteers in Juneau, we also have a new volunteer for the community of Sitka. In the coming months, more of these critical trainings will take place, not only here in Juneau but throughout Southeast Alaska.

What does that mean for our communities?

A personal face-to-face contact with a Red Cross volunteer that can provide for the immediate needs of those affected by disaster, a hand extended to provide comfort.

Many of these volunteers can provide educational talks to schoolchildren on a variety of preparedness and prevention topics.

They can be a resource for business owners, churches and other members of the community.

They will be a face of the Red Cross, providing comfort and care, ensuring that the Red Cross mission is fulfilled and that it is done through the guidance of our seven fundamental principles, humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteer service, unity and universality.

And it is through the support and partnership like Community Schools that these trainings take place and volunteers are made and services provided to those in times of emergency.

Thank you for helping us prepare volunteers to turn their compassion into community action.

If you would like information on future disaster training or would like to make a donation to assist those affected by disaster please contact the American Red Cross at 463-5713.

Linda Wahl