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How to Volunteer During a Disaster: Twitter Chat

Hurricane Sandy 2012

Today (1/25) from 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern Time, some of our experts will be participating in a Twitter chat with the Disaster Distress Helpline and Points of Light teams to discuss volunteering during disasters.

Join us by using the #TalkWithUs hashtag on Twitter!

One very important thing to note about volunteering is that it’s always better to get trained and registered BEFORE disaster strikes – that way you can be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Red Cross – in fact, over 90% of our workforce are volunteers. If you would like to get involved, contact your local chapter today. You can also read about volunteer opportunities here.

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  1. Me and my family are willing to donate our time to help #Harvey victims. Redcross website is down

  2. Thanks Ralph! We are truly sorry if you’re experiencing problems with redcross.org/volunteer, and really appreciate you being patient. The number of amazing people wanting to help has exceeded our system’s capacity and we’re currently making upgrades. With a disaster of this magnitude, all systems are running at maximum capacity 24/7. We ask that you try again later if you can – thank you for understanding!