The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Mo. Red Cross seeking volunteers

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  • The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross needs more volunteers.
    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/XRb8wT ) that the Red Cross chapter serves 21 central Missouri counties and has about 250 trained volunteers.
    The organization says that's enough to deal with events that affect a few families, but it's not enough to deal with a larger disaster like the 2011 tornado that struck Joplin.
    Phillip Iman, a disaster specialist with the organization, says the group doesn't have a target number for how many volunteers it should have, but it's always looking to bolster its ranks to make sure the volunteers it does have aren't overburdened.

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