Participants in a south Wood County training program learn to set up a Disaster Volunteer Reception Center to handle people who would volunteer in the event of a disaster. Marshfield will hold a second training session June 18.
When horrific natural disasters occur, such as the tragic tornado recently in Oklahoma, often people come from all across the country to offer their time and skills to help rebuild communities affected by the devastation.
While the majority of the people come with good intentions, sometimes this is not the case. And while people come with diverse levels of skills and ability, there sometimes is confusion as to how and in what ways people can help.
A Disaster Volunteer Reception Center screens and organizes volunteers during this time to keep communities safe and to maximize the ...