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American Red Cross to hold volunteer orientations in Myrtle Beach, Georgetown

Red Cross volunteers and staff worked on a damage assessment and sheltering exercise Friday that simulated their response to two simulated tornadoes, setting up two shelters in Kingstree and North Myrtle Beach. Shelter Lead Beth Fletcher works on entering their shelter sites into the National  Shelter System.  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, setting up two shelters in Kingstree and North Myrtle Beach. Shelter Lead Beth Fletcher works on entering their shelter sites into the National Shelter System. Photo by Steve Jessmore sjessmore@thesunnews.com The Sun News

The American Red Cross will be holding orientations in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown to inform residents of volunteer opportunities in these areas.

Myrtle Beach orientations will be held Thursday and June 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the American Red Cross Coastal S.C. Chapter, 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach.

Georgetown orientations will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and June 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at the American Red Cross Chapter House, 104 Screven St., Georgetown.

To register, go to www.redcross.org/coastalsc or call 546-5422

Volunteers make up 96 percent of the Red Cross workforce. The Red Cross is always in need of disaster trained volunteers who respond to the needs of those individuals devastated by disasters, such as home fires and floods, as well as volunteers trained to help in our community in the event of a large-scale disaster. Office volunteers and community event volunteers are also needed.

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