Red Cross holding boot camps for volunteers

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If you want to be deployed to help the relief efforts in Texas or Florida, the Red Cross is still accepting volunteers.

They are holding boot camps this week and next week in our area.

The first will be Thursday, September 14 at the DuBois Red Cross.

The second will be Tuesday, September 19 at the Altoona Red Cross.

Both are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Go to to sign up for a class.

To be eligible to deploy as a Red Cross volunteer, individuals must be age 18 or over with a valid driver’s license and be able to drive, they must be able to deploy for a 2-3-week period, and be able to work 12-hour shifts while deployed

Individuals must also pass a background check and successfully complete a Health Status Record.

There is no cost to attend a course, but advanced registration is required.

If you have any questions, please reach out to their Volunteer Services Team at 888-217-9599 (option 4).

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