National Preparedness aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, such as tornado, floods or earthquakes.
When a major disaster occurs, volunteers just naturally come....it's human nature. Through coordination and planning, that natural response to help our neighbors and community in times of need can be maximized to become even more effective.
A Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) is where individuals and groups of volunteers are registered and referred to local agencies to assist with relief efforts after a disaster has occurred.
To better prepare our community to coordinate large numbers of volunteers in the event of a disaster, a VRC training will be offered on Wednesday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. at the Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, 14928 Public Safety Way, Dubuque.
Ongoing VRC training is provided by AmeriCorps, American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States. The general public is invited to attend.
Please RSVP by contacting Jessica Bleile at Jessica.Bleile@dbqunitedway.org