This weekend in Casper, Wyo the Wyoming Red Cross is training old and new volunteers on how to help in case of a natural disaster.

The training will consist of knowing how to distribute goods to people, assessing how much damage has been done to homes and buildings, and how to help while working inside a shelter. The most common disasters in the Cowboy State are flooding, winter storms, wildfires, and house fires.

"The cool thing about our trainings is that we're going to do a similar function in the majority of those disasters," Gehrig Haberstock told Wyoming Public Media. "So come to one training and the shelter that operates is going to be the same in a winter storm versus a wildfire versus a flood."

When a disaster happens in Wyoming, 90% of the people helping are volunteers, this is why volunteering is so important.

If you would like to be a new volunteer for Red Cross Wyoming, get ahold of Gehrig Haberstock at or call him at 307-251-2231. The training will be on April 12th and 13th in Casper, Wyo.

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