March is Red Cross month and the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division prepares to train those who want to become caseworkers to support military families. The Red Cross is increasing its SAF workforce in response to hundreds of Mississippi military workers set to deploy this spring. The region needs volunteers to serve as caseworkers to help the entire military community.
Caseworker training takes place at Red Cross offices in Flowood, Tupelo, and Gulfport on Friday, March 9, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Training site addresses:
- Flowood,9 River Bend Place, 601-353-5442
- Tupelo, 4127 Westside Drive,662-842-6101
- Gulfport, 612 E. Pass Road,228-896-4511
The Red Cross Services to Armed Forces is one of the oldest lines of service in the organization’s history. The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service. Volunteers also support military families during deployments and emergencies.
People interested in becoming a volunteer can register at http://www.redcross.org/
March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. This year the Red Cross salutes all the heroes who make a difference in their communities by:
- donating blood or platelets
- volunteering to help people impacted by a disaster
- taking a first aid or CPR class to help in an emergency
- providing comfort to a member of the military, a veteran or their family.
To get involved, call your local Red Cross office or visit redcross.org