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National Make A Difference Day

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Saturday marks National Make A Difference Day. The American Red Cross in Pittsburg wants to make sure its volunteers are able to make a difference for those, facing a disaster situation. More than 20 potential Red Cross volunteers gathered at the First United Methodist Church for disaster response training.

They were given situations like a fire, flood, earthquake or tornado and what type of impacts the community and people effected would face. The volunteers then came up with solutions on how they could aid those in need.

One Pitt state professor who attended the free course says, having the Red Cross training and certification would make him better equipped to handle any disaster.

"I think as an individual we all look at those disasters we probably work through floods and fires and tornados and maybe not earthquakes around here that have impacted people we know and I think people feel helpless and so if you can give them a helping hand in some way that's important" says Director James Otter.

The area Red Cross director says they have recruited 20 new volunteers from the training.

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