American Red Cross Looking for Volunteers from Ionia and Barry Counties

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jan 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-24 08:23:23-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The American Red Cross is looking for residents of Ionia and Barry counties who want to help pay it forward.

The organization wants disaster service volunteers, and there will be a start-up class tonight from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Grand Rapids chapter on Fuller Avenue, and this class is the first step in the training process.

The Red Cross calls on these volunteers to respond to natural as well as man-made disasters such as fires, hurricanes, floods, hazardous material spills and transportation accidents.

Anyone interested in getting involved needs to register for the class, complete an orientation and have a background check on file before attending the start-up class.

To register, visit the American Red Cross website for West Michigan.