The American Red Cross in Kansas is seeking volunteers for Hurricane Matthew relief.
More than 40 volunteers from the Kansas Red Cross region, which includes Nebraska and southwestern Iowa, have already responded to Hurricane Matthew. A news release from the Red Cross said 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have responded to relief efforts in five southeastern states because of Hurricane Matthew.
Volunteers must be at least 18, have a valid driver’s license and be available to travel for two weeks within the next month. The Red Cross covers all training and travel costs for Hurricane Matthew volunteers.
Before traveling, disaster volunteers will attend a daylong workshop, which includes an overview of disaster services, position-specific training and deployment basics.
Volunteers must attend one daylong workshop in Salina on Tuesday or in Wichita on Oct. 28.
Two training sessions are available in Kansas: Tuesday at the American Red Cross Office in Salina, 145 S. Broadway, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Oct. 28 at the American Red Cross Office in Wichita, 1900 E. Douglas, 8 a.m-6 p.m.