The American Red Cross currently does not have a strong volunteer base within Buena Vista County, and are seeking to improve upon that. An informational meeting for those interested in becoming a part of the Red Cross will be held on June 28th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Buena Vista County Law Enforcement Center in Storm Lake located at 411 Expansion Blvd.
Currenlty, when a house fire happens in Buena Vista County and a family needs assistance, Red Cross volunteers must come from Cherokee County or Clay County to assist. The Red Cross hopes to build a base of 15 to 20 volunteers in Buena Vista County who could be called upon to provide Red Cross assistance to Buena Vista County families.
For more information call Aimee Barritt (712) 749-2705, American Red Cross (712) 252-4081, or Bob Bartling (712) 253-1582.