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Oklahoma Red Cross Seeks Volunteers During Storm, Wildfire Season

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The Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma is looking for volunteers who can respond to natural disasters and home fires during this year's storm and wildfire season.

According to Rusty Surette, spokesperson for the Red Cross, spring can be one of the busiest seasons for the organization with severe weather causing tornadoes and floods, which can affect communities across Oklahoma.

The Red Cross offers disaster response training for new and current volunteers on the following days:

Tuesday, April 17 (Oklahoma City)

Saturday, April 21 (Enid)

Tuesday, April 24 (Elk City)

Tuesday, May 15 (Oklahoma City)

Tuesday, May 22 (Ardmore)

Thursday, May 24 (Stillwater)

Tuesday, June 12 (Oklahoma City)

According to Red Cross officials, so far in 2012, the Red Cross has responded to nearly 300 home and apartment fires across the state.

To help Oklahomans prepare for tornadoes, earthquakes and fires, the Red Cross is teaming up with the Metropolitan Library System to host disaster preparedness workshops. The following is the schedule for those workshops:

Tuesday, April 3 at 6pm: Choctaw Library

Wednesday, April 4 at 1pm: Nicoma Park Library

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30pm: Bethany Library

Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30pm: The Village Library

Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30pm: Luther Library

Thursday, April 19 at 6:30pm: Ralph Ellison Library

Friday, April 20 at 10:00am: Harrah Library

Tuesday, April 24 at 6:00pm: Del City Library

Thursday, April 26 at 2:00pm: Wright Library

Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm: Warr Acres Library

Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm: Midwest City Library

Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30pm: Downtown Oklahoma City Library

Thursday, May 3 at 7pm: Edmond Library

Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30pm: Southern Oaks Library

Click here or call (405) 228-9500 for more information in how to become a volunteer.

For additional information about the Disaster Preparedness Workshops, call (405)-606-3833.

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