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      Red cross prepares volunteers for future disasters

      As a result of this weekends water crisis, the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio provided disaster volunteer training sessions for interested community members.

      V olunteers learned about feeding large numbers of people, distributing bulk items, and setting up emergency shelters.

      " W e got hundreds of calls from people who said I want to help too. What can I do, so now we want to give them the opportunity to get trained and how to deliver red cross services and be a part of the team that helps the community in disaster," explains Todd James with the American Red Cross.

      Red C ross officials say if you c ouldn't make it to Thursday nights training, call their local office at 419-329-2900 and ask to speak to Diane Dixon to arrange a training session. Interested volunteers can also visit redcross.org/volunteer.