Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Local Volunteering for Red Cross News
For those in the Baton Rouge area, the Red Cross needs volunteers. Their phone lines are swamped, so just go to the headquarters at 10201 Mayfair Drive. They are running their orientation pretty much constantly. You have to show some id, give them some basic information, and get a brief orientation. The orientation is basically, treat everyone equally, here's a number to call if you get emotionally overwhelmed, take care of yourself (take breaks, eat, etc.) so you can help others, and some stuff about talking to the media. Then they'll send you out to do something. It really helped our personal mental states, and obviously helped others as well.

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