Early recruiting for the American Red Cross Permian Basin chapter began as they look for more volunteers.
The local chapter is searching for more volunteers as they prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Michael hitting the gulf coast.
Volunteers make up 90% of the workforce of the American Red Cross.
"That takes a lot of manpower to open a shelter to find food and snacks and comfort items to people who are displaced that's why we need volunteers," Tracy Austin, American Red Cross of the Permian Basin.
Right now, the Permian Basin chapter has not been sent out to Central Texas as there were no families that were displaced from their homes.
However, the organization is looking to prepare a group of volunteers in the event disaster strikes.
There is a 3-day process including a background check that volunteers must go through, another reason they are trying to recruit now.
(Source: American red cross.)
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