Red Crossers learn sheltering basics

Shelter Ops 002 Almost 20 Red Cross employees and volunteers got schooled with a special training today: shelter operations.

Led by volunteer Suzanne Crooker, the course covered how to open a shelter, when to close a shelter and everything in between. Shelter Ops 001

Sitting in the classroom were dozens of shelter kits, stacked tall and ready to go. So, what’s in a shelter kit, you ask? Today we found out:

  • Registration forms
  • Name badges
  • Office supplies
  • Trash bags
  • Paper goods
  • Toiletries for men, women and children

Crooker armed the group with this information and more, so that everyone will be better equipped to jump in and help whenever the need arises.


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