Volunteer Center to hold training on Disaster VRCs
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Volunteering during a disaster is a way to help bring the community back to normalcy and to help our friends and neighbors. One way to volunteer during a disaster is to assist in the Disaster VRC – or Volunteer Reception Center.
In the event of a disaster, any “spontaneous” volunteers who arrive at a disaster scene will be directed to the VRC, where they will fill out an application, be interviewed and screened, matched with a disaster volunteer opportunity, trained and fitted with a wristband, before being sent back out to the disaster scene.
In partnership with Wood County Emergency Management, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Volunteer Center will conduct a Disaster VRC training on March 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the town of Sigel Municipal Building, 3678 Town Hall Rd., Wisconsin Rapids.
For more information or to register, contact Taylor 715-421-0390 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is March 13.