Red Cross volunteers and staff worked on a damage assessment and sheltering exercise Friday that simulated their response to two simulated tornadoes. "It's a passion helping people. Preparedness is the key," said Health Services volunteer and 35-year Red cross volunteer Vivian Lockett as she helps displaced residents at First Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach, one of two shelters set up for the exercise. The exercise is part of the on-going preparedness training Red Cross volunteers and staff undertake throughout the year.  The purpose is to continually monitor the ChapterÕs ability to respond to the communityÕs needs during various types of disasters and raise community awareness of the need for year-round donations to support their work.  Photo by Steve Jessmore sjessmore@thesunnews.com
Red Cross volunteers and staff worked on a damage assessment and sheltering exercise Friday that simulated their response to two simulated tornadoes. "It's a passion helping people. Preparedness is the key," said Health Services volunteer and 35-year Red cross volunteer Vivian Lockett as she helps displaced residents at First Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach, one of two shelters set up for the exercise. The exercise is part of the on-going preparedness training Red Cross volunteers and staff undertake throughout the year. The purpose is to continually monitor the ChapterÕs ability to respond to the communityÕs needs during various types of disasters and raise community awareness of the need for year-round donations to support their work. Photo by Steve Jessmore sjessmore@thesunnews.com The Sun News
Red Cross volunteers and staff worked on a damage assessment and sheltering exercise Friday that simulated their response to two simulated tornadoes. "It's a passion helping people. Preparedness is the key," said Health Services volunteer and 35-year Red cross volunteer Vivian Lockett as she helps displaced residents at First Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach, one of two shelters set up for the exercise. The exercise is part of the on-going preparedness training Red Cross volunteers and staff undertake throughout the year. The purpose is to continually monitor the ChapterÕs ability to respond to the communityÕs needs during various types of disasters and raise community awareness of the need for year-round donations to support their work. Photo by Steve Jessmore sjessmore@thesunnews.com The Sun News

Editorial | Myrtle Beach-area Red Cross chapter seeks to bolster donations after rough year

March 25, 2014 05:05 PM

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