CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean disasters will stop. During the month of November alone, Red Cross of Wyoming assisted 55 individuals, 14 of them were under the age of 18.
Spencer Pollock, of the American Red Cross, says, "When you have a disaster whether it’s a personalized one or something as large as the hurricanes, it’s probably one of the worst days of your whole life."
The Red Cross of Wyoming has helped people in 23 countries and also here in our community...to make those worst days easier.
Pollock explains, "When you have that volunteer show up and they’re there to help support and take care of you and your loved ones in your biggest time of need, it really is second to none.”
Whether you can only devote one hour a month, or several a week, the Red Cross could use more volunteers.
Some of the volunteer positions include teams that respond to home fire on a weekly basis, providing people with a place to stay, food, and medicine.
Another volunteer position teaches children about fire awareness.
There are even opportunities to be deployed to different communities affected by disasters.
The opportunities are endless when it comes to volunteers to prevent disasters or to be that soft landing when the worst happens.
Another American Red Cross meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9th in the Sage room at the Laramie County Library.
Those outside of the Cheyenne area can attend by webinar. Contact Lauren Kenney in the Cheyenne Red Cross office at 307-214-1856.
If you're interested in volunteering, visit http://www.redcross.org/local/wyoming