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Disaster Volunteer Training to be offered by American Red Cross

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The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region will offer a special Zero to Hero disaster volunteer training in Quincy on June 2-4.

Zero to Hero is a unique opportunity for people to fast track the required training to become a Red Cross disaster volunteer.

In just one weekend, Zero to Hero participants will go through a concentrated training session to complete all the initial training to become a Red Cross disaster volunteer. The Red Cross encourages anyone who has considered becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer to attend the Zero to Hero event. In addition to the training, participants will learn more about Red Cross disaster response and volunteer opportunities.

"Red Cross disaster volunteers are trained to respond to all types of disasters and Zero to Hero is a great opportunity for new volunteers to fast track that training into one weekend," said Alyssa Pollock, Regional Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region. "Zero to Hero participants will also have a chance to interact with Red Cross staff and other volunteers to learn more about the Red Cross."

The Zero to Hero event will be held at the American Red Cross office on North 23rd Street in Quincy. The Zero to Hero event is free, but advance registration is requested.

To register or learn more about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, email Samuel.Evans@redcross.org or call 217-622-0270.

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