Martha’s Vineyard Red Cross will train disaster responders

Martha’s Vineyard Red Cross will train disaster responders

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The Martha’s Vineyard Red Cross of the Cape Cod & Islands Red Cross Chapter will provide training for people who want to learn more about becoming a volunteer for Red Cross disaster services and become a member of the Vineyard’s Disaster Assistance Team.

Training sessions are scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging at 21 Wamsutta Avenue on Oak Bluffs.

The training sessions will include an introduction to the Red Cross and its mission in responding to disasters and courses designed to prepare licensed mental health professionals to provide for and respond to the psychological needs of people across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response and recovery, according to a press release.

All Red Cross disaster training is free of charge. For more information call Jim Thomas at 703-407-1207 or Karen English at 508-560-1602.