++ Red Cross in Modoc ++
The Three Rivers/Shasta Red Cross has been making visits to Modoc County for the past four months in hopes of establishing a Red Cross presence in disaster and health and safety. Progress has been made in the following ways:
Carol Callaghan and Debbie Hess from TEACH were enrolled as the first Red Cross volunteers in recent history in Modoc County. They have been trained in how to dispense Red Cross financial assistance to those who have been displaced from their homes because of human or natural disaster, such as house fires, localized flooding or winter storms.
Others who became volunteers include Walt and Kerry Davis, Alan Hopkins, as well as several more who have signed up after last month's meeting.
A dozen county social service staff were trained in how to open and manage an Emergency Evacuation Shelter. These staff, as well as others who will be trained this month, will be available to the county to open up and manage shelters in cooperation with Red Cross volunteers.
Charles McCaul, Emergency Services Manager for the region, also met with Tony Richno, Modoc County Office of Emergency Services, to discuss how the county and Red Cross would work together during a local disaster.
The next meeting of the Red Cross in Alturas will be Tuesday, March 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Alliance for Workforce Development, 221 North Main Street, Alturas. This month's topic will be "Red Cross Concept of Operations: What are the procedures taken to respond to a disaster?" The meeting is open to the public.
If you have any questions or want to volunteer you may stop by TEACH to pick up an application and view the two introductory videos. You may also call Charles McCaul at -800-934-5344 or email him at email@example.com.