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Red Cross offers disaster-related volunteer training

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 17:41:23-04

As Tropical Storm Barry continues to strengthen in the Gulf, the American Red Cross of Louisiana is offering a shelter fundamental class for those wishing to support the various components of shelter operations. All trainings are free and open to the public.

The trainings will take place at Opportunity Machine in the LITE Center 537 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 111 Lafayette, LA 70506

Shelter Fundamentals

Friday, July 12

Class 1 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class 2 - 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Shelter Fundamentals - Shelter Fundamentals is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Process: Resourcing, Opening, Operating and Closing.

No advanced registration is necessary. Volunteers can simply show up at the training location and register at that time. For more information or questions regarding the trainings, contact Jodi Tolliver at