The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio is a volunteer-based humanitarian organization that addresses the needs of the community in times of disasters. These disasters range from natural events to house fires. When people are in need, the Red Cross is there. In order to fulfill our mission, volunteers are critical. Our volunteers are individuals like you and I that want to do good for others. Many of our volunteers have been trained by other organizations such as community-based responders, emergency management organizations, and CERTs. The Red Cross is an excellent supplement to these other organizations if one desires to be a little more active to community response. To become a Red Cross volunteer, all you need to do is apply online at www.redcross.org or call your local Red Cross chapter’s disaster service office at 216-361-2365. We’ll even visit you at your next group activity or meeting.