MARSHFIELD — When disaster strikes, many organizations are quick to respond. Fire, police, and other emergency services are the first to arrive and provide vital services to help people and communities affected by the disaster. Significant disasters often bring individuals, sometimes from all over the country, to communities affected to offer their assistance. A disaster volunteer reception center organizes and screens these volunteers and disperses them throughout the disaster area to help rebuild.
Marshfield Area United Way will hold two-day training for individuals interested in joining the Disaster Volunteer Reception Center Response Team for north Wood County. On Tuesday, March 24, participants will learn about a volunteer reception center and all of the duties and responsibilities of the response team who are called upon to build and maintain a center in the wake of a disaster. The following Tuesday, March 31, will be a trial run of a plausible disaster scenario and the building of a volunteer reception center with members of the north Wood County response team. Both sessions will begin at 5:00 pm and will be held in the back of the United Way office located at 106 W. First St. in Marshfield.
Dinner will be provided on the evening of March 24, and snacks will be provided on the evening of March 31. Please register for the training by calling 715-384-9992 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please call Marshfield Area United Way or visit marshfieldareaunitedway.org.