Red Cross seeks more volunteers to support disaster relief efforts

The Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross continues to deploy volunteers to large-scale disasters around the country. Faced with wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters, the humanitarian organization needs additional volunteers to help people in urgent need.

For the past several weeks, the Red Cross says it has been helping tens of thousands of people whose lives have been uprooted by the Midwest Derecho in Iowa, the relentless wildfires in the West, and hurricanes Laura and Sally in the Gulf Coast states.

More than 5,000 Red Crossers have supported disaster relief efforts on the ground or virtually since Aug. 19. Many have themselves been affected by the ongoing wildfires or hurricanes. As of last week, the Red Cross and its partners cared for nearly 30,000 people in emergency lodgings.

The organization needs more volunteers to support disaster relief efforts locally and around the country by helping with staff shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, and other vital tasks. Review the most urgently needed volunteer positions at

If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more, contact Volunteer Services for the Northern New England Region at [email protected] or 800-464-6692.

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