BayCERT and Baytown Friends,
The Clear Creek Community Church is hosting a day long Red Cross Orientation and Shelter Management Training day and BayCERT has been invited to join them!
In 2011, members of the BayCERT Team became Shelter Management certified so that we could effectively support our communities and have the trust of the Red Cross to open, run and close a Red Cross Shelter. Every other year since then we have a big Shelter Drill to exercise those skills, but we realize with so many new members, it’s time to get more of you Red Cross Shelter Management Certified and FINALLY our opportunity has come!
Date: February 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 – 4:30pm
Location: Clear Creek Community Church ( 999 Egret Bay Blvd. North; League City, TX 77573 )
HOW TO REGISTER: www.houstonredcross.org >> Volunteer >> General Adult Volunteer (18+) , then complete background check.
**You MUST be registered and have a (free) background check BEFORE you can participate in this drill. See how below!
If you are a Red Cross Volunteer already, but you have not taken “Disaster Services Overview”, “Shelter Fundamentals” and “Bulk Distribution”, you are invited, too! Log into Volunteer Connect and sign up at the Clear Creek Community Church location.
If you are not a Red Cross Volunteer, please follow these instructions:
1. Go to Houston Red Cross Volunteer Page: http://www.redcross.org/tx/houston/volunteer
2. Scroll down to “Volunteer Applications” and select either:
a. General Adult Volunteer (18+); or
b. Youth Volunteer Application (Under 18)
c. During registration, you’ll be asked to sign up for a “Volunteer Orientation” class, please select “Clear Creek Community Church” Orientation, Disaster Services Overview, Shelter Fundamentals and Bulk Distribution. (it may be listed on a “page 2”).
3. A (free) Background Check will be required for the 18+ crowd… I believe you’ll be prompted for this after the volunteer application process is complete. If not, let me know and I’ll find out for the lot of you J
Also, our very own, Richard Guidetti, has been instrumental in making this day of training setup for his church and extending the invite to BayCERT, so make sure you tell him hello when you go!