Santa Barbara has suffered three major wildfires during the past year or so and our Chapter sheltered, fed and comforted almost 1,600 community members affected by those disasters. Red Cross Youth donated their time and talents to assist with our relief efforts.
Unfortunately, our Youth have stumbled across road blocks. If there isn’t a willing parent or guardian to supervise, some Youth are unable to Volunteer during emergencies. There are also limited tasks Youth can do to help the Red Cross during emergencies.
We are forming a committee to address these issues. Disaster Volunteers and Youth serving on this committee will create a program that will effectively and meaningfully involve Youth during local disasters. We will be selecting Youth members to serve on the committee, so let me know if you are interested. The first committee meeting will take place on October 28th at 5:30 pm at the Chapter.
Make sure you take the survey! The results will help this new committee with discussion and decision making. Please also be sure to post any personal Volunteer experiences during the recent fires or suggestions for the committee. We have limited space on the committee, so even if you can’t be a member, your blog post can make a significant contribution!
Take the SURVEY!