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Red Cross Needs Volunteers With Increasing Disaster Numbers

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The Red Cross has been averaging 3 disasters a day since Christmas. That's up 26 percent from normal. The Red Cross has been averaging 3 disasters a day since Christmas. That's up 26 percent from normal.

The Red Cross has been averaging 3 disasters a day since Christmas. That's up 26 percent from normal.

With the increase in disasters, they need additional volunteers.

In February, the Red Cross received 119 volunteers applications. That's four times the normal amount. Most of the applications came from Greenville, Spartanburg, and Asheville.

The Red Cross is in desperate need of additional volunteers in Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson County in South Carolina, and Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.

Currently Red Cross tries to respond to a disaster within 90 minutes, those times could increase dramatically if they don't get additional volunteers in that area.

If you would like to volunteer you can register online at https://arcwcrdcs.wufoo.com/forms/disaster-cycle-services-new-volunteer-orientation/.    

There are two opportunities for volunteer orientation. The first is in Greenville on March 20 from 6 to 8p.m. This it 940 Grove Road in Greenville.

You can call 864-607-3201 for more information.

The second is in Asheville on March 20 from 6 to 8p.m. This is at 100 Edgewood Drive in Asheville.

You can call 828-258-3888 ext. 228 for more information.

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