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Press release from the Red Cross:

The Red Cross is actively looking for new volunteers for our Disaster Action Team (DAT). The members of the Disaster Action Team are the first to roll up their sleeves, grab their gear, and respond when disaster strikes.

Due to their proximity to where our response vehicles are staged, we are currently focusing our search for volunteers on the communities Trinidad, McKinleyville, Arcata, and Blue Lake. Our team serves all of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties and DAT responders must be willing to respond across our three county territory.

If you are interested in joining us or just have questions, you can begin by contacting our local Disaster Program Manager Andrew at 707-273-8481 or at We will schedule a brief interview and invite you to a new volunteer orientation. We will begin our Disaster Action Team boot camp on October 1st at our McKinleyville Office, training will continue throughout the month of October.

If you are outside the Trinidad, McKinleyville, Arcata, and Blue Lake communities or would like to help with sheltering, logistics, or preparedness education, you can join us by following this link this link.

We look forward to hearing from the best our communities have to offer.