The North Central Texas American Red Cross chapter is hosting a volunteer rally Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. It will be at the American Red Cross North Central Texas Chapter, 1809 5th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas.
New volunteers will be able to take their introductory course, "Disaster Services: An Overview from 1:30p.m.-4:30p.m. This course is the first step in becoming a trained Red Cross volunteer.
The event is free and everyone is invited to learn about what the Red Cross does and what training you need to become a volunteer.
"We responded repeatedly to storms and wildfires last year," said Katrina Farmer, executive director, American Red Cross. "But on top of that, we also get called every time a family loses their home to a structure fire. That was 98 families last year, so every few days, our volunteers are needed."