American Red Cross (ARC) volunteers train to save lives and bring comfort, both locally and nationally. Volunteers learn the basics of CPR/First Aid, damage assessment, and how to set up and maintain a shelter. Specially trained Disaster Action Team members assist families with basic needs after a disaster displaces them.
“The Nehalem Bay Emergency Volunteer Corps has and continues to provide significant leadership to increase the emergency preparedness and disaster readiness of communities across Oregon’s northern coast by providing individuals and communities with models to improve their skills, knowledge, resources, and sustainable practices to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies ranging from single family fires to large-scale disasters,” says Francisco Ianni, Director of Emergency Preparedness, Oregon Region, American Red Cross. “Thank you to all of your dedicated members and their many talents. Your efforts empower others and form more resilient communities.”