from the news files of London Mitchell

Local Red Cross recruiting needed volunteers
Be a foster parent

Local Red Cross Recruiting Needed Volunteers

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio  is recruiting volunteers to join its workforce to help families affected by an increase in disasters  caused by severe storms across the country. Volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a trained Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, please visit the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org or contact Regional Volunteer Specialist, Diane S. Dixon, CVA, at 419-329-2741 or by email at diane.dixon@redcross.org.

Be a foster parent

Are you someone who loves kids and wants to make a difference in a child’s life? If so, consider becoming a foster parent through Lucas County Children Services (LCCS).  LCCS needs all kinds of individuals to care for all kinds of children, but has a particular need right now for families able to care for groups of brothers and sisters, and for caregivers experienced in working with children with developmental and behavioral challenges. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, call LCCS foster care recruiter Celine Woods at 419-213-3336.