Hawaii Red Cross seeking volunteers as hurricanes approach

Published: Aug. 30, 2016 at 1:57 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As hurricanes Madeline and Lester near the islands, the Hawaii Red Cross is working to recruit volunteers for storm response.

Services by the Red Cross are provided by mostly volunteers, and they're currently looking for people to help with emergency shelters, damage assessment and more.

"We need our communities prepared for disasters before they occur. One critical piece is to have trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond," said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Red Cross, in a news release.  "We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need."

The Hawaii Red Cross accepts help from people with a variety of backgrounds, talents and skills. For more information, click here.

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