Disaster preparedness workshop offered

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BATON ROUGE – Volunteer Louisiana invites residents of Grand Isle, Port Fourchon, Golden Meadow, Galliano, Cut Off, and Larose to take part in a community preparedness workshop on August 22 and 24 at The Community Church of Grand Isle located at 129 Cedar Lane Grand Isle, LA 70358. The workshop is from 5-8 p.m. Attendance is required on both dates. Registration is required and available online.

During the workshop, residents will gain valuable information and learn life-saving skills such as sheltering in place and evacuation preparations, small fires suppression, basic first aid, bleeding control, CPR, choking assistance. Participants will also learn about our Louisiana Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs.

Volunteer Louisiana works with CERT teams across the state to train citizens in disaster preparedness. There is no cost to the participants for these events. Additionally, the workshop includes training materials and refreshments. Participants may also sign-up as CERT volunteers to help their neighbors during non-disaster events, disasters and post-disaster. Information on upcoming CERT trainings is available on the Volunteer Louisiana website.

Volunteer Louisiana, located in the Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, manages 17 AmeriCorps State programs, promotes volunteerism, and coordinates spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers in times of disaster. It is supported by grants from the federal agency, AmeriCorps. To learn more about the AmeriCorps State programs or for more information on Volunteer Louisiana, visit VolunteerLouisiana.gov.