When a home fire or other disasters impact a family, local Red Cross volunteers are there to assist families with their immediate needs. Right now, in the State of Wisconsin, there are only 2,000 volunteers, with only three in our area. Justin Kern, Regional Communications Director for the American Red Cross of Wisconsin, says, “we helped over 4,500 people in Wisconsin and the U.P last year.”

Kern says, “I’m not overstating when I say that the volunteers really make everything we do happen.”

The Red Cross is seeking anyone aged 18 and older who is interested in their many volunteering opportunities. To learn more about these or register to volunteer, go to their website at  redcross.org