Be prepared for the next disaster, how to become a disaster volunteer

After recent flooding from Imelda, many Texans are questioning how they can help their affected neighbors. However,  without proper training, some people willing to volunteer can become victims themselves. Jennifer Ransom from Giving City Austin, urges people interested in volunteering to contact relief orgazinations for proper disaster training.  

Here a few tips from Giving City Austin: 

Local organizations that help with training and relief efforts: 

Texas VOAD

Austin Disaster Relief Network

Central Texas Red Cross 

Texas Search and Rescue

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