Monday, March 02, 2015

Volunteer Reception Center Training This March 24th & 31st

When disaster strikes many organizations are quick to respond. Fire, police, and other emergency services are the first to arrive and provide vital services to help people and communities affected by the disaster.  Significant disasters often bring individuals, sometimes from all over the country, to communities affected to offer their assistance. A Disaster Volunteer Reception Center organizes and screens these volunteers and disperses them throughout the disaster area to help rebuild these communities.

Marshfield Area United Way will be holding two-day training (March 24th and March 31st) for individuals interested in joining the Disaster Volunteer Reception Center Response Team for North Wood County. On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, participants will learn about a Volunteer Reception Center and all of the duties and responsibilities of the response team who are called upon to build and maintain a center in the wake of a disaster. The following Tuesday, March 31, 2015, will be a trial run of a plausible disaster scenario and the building of a Volunteer Reception Center with members of the North Wood County response team. Both sessions will begin at 5:00 pm and will be held in the back of the United Way office (106 W 1st Street).

Dinner will be provided on the evening of March 24, 2015, and snacks will be provided on the evening of March 31, 2015.  Please register for the training by calling 715-384-9992 or by sending an email to For more information, please call Marshfield Area United Way or visit

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