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Red Cross to hold Disaster Action Team (DAT) meeting

Date: 1/24/2011

GREATER SPRINGFIELD — Volunteers are the core of the Red Cross. They represent our communities, speak many languages, are different ages and ethnicities and have one thing in common: the desire to help.

On Jan. 26, you will have the opportunity to observe a live Disaster Action Team (DAT) meeting and learn more about becoming an American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter volunteer. The meeting will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 160 Elm St., in Greenfield, Mass.

At the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter, more than 100 volunteers know the satisfaction of helping others as part of the DAT. They take the actions needed to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

For more information, contact Mary Nathan, director of Disaster Services at 737-4306 ext. 1917.