OTTUMWA — The American Red Cross is offering a sheltering training course that will introduce 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 cycle: opening, organizing, operating and closing.
The sheltering class will be held Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Christian church located at Fourth and Vine in Moulton. To attend the class, participants must register either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (641) 682-4571, ext. 205. The class will run approximately four hours.
About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.