Red Cross to host virtual disaster response courses

first_imgStatewide—American Red Cross–Indiana Region has announced that it will be hosting virtual opportunities for volunteers interested in disaster response.  In response to COVID-19 concerns, the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has shifted its in-person classes to virtual classes to ensure trained volunteers are available to provide vital services.These classes will be offered virtually through Zoom. Register by clicking here. The American Red Cross responds to approximately 64,000 disasters a year—most of them localized events. Our trained volunteers provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help those affected begin the process of recovery. There are immediate needs for volunteers to support their communities. Participants can register as a new or current Red Cross volunteer and receive basic skills training to respond to local disasters, such as fires or severe weather events.There are several classes on different dates:Classes:Disaster Basics: An OrientationApril 20, 10 am–11:30 am“Zero to Hero”: Begin a Trainee, Finish a ResponderApril 22, 9 am–5 pm and April 23, 11 am–5 pmMass Care: An OverviewApril 27, 9:30 am–10 am Shelter FundamentalsApril 27, 10 am–2 pmFeeding FundamentalsApril 28, 1 pm–4 pmDistribution of Emergency Supplies FundamentalsApril 29, 1 pm–4 pmDisaster Assessment Part I: Conducting Detailed Damage AssessmentsMay 4–6 (Take at your own pace)Disaster Assessment Part II: Map Meet-UpMay 7, 1:30 pm–2:30 pmlast_img read more

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NBA trade rumors: Wizards not trading Bradley Beal, he says

first_img NBA awards 2019: Giannis Antetokounmpo emotional after winning MVP “They’ve been very transparent and that’s been great,” Beal said. “They’re not keeping me in the dark about anything, even about the trade rumors. … It’s great having that peace of mind.”Beal, who turns 26 Friday, has done everything the Wizards could ask of him, averaging 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds last season. Off the court, his community work earned him the NBA Cares Community Assist Award at the league’s award show on Monday. Related News Wizards guard Bradley Beal heard his name surface in trade rumors earlier this year, but he says he’s not going anywhere.The two-time All-Star told the Washington Post team owner Ted Leonsis, interim GM Tommy Sheppard and coach Scott Brooks have all told him recently the team plans to keep him. Three takeaways from 2019 NBA awards show James Harden joins exclusive group with third MVP runner-up finish Sounds like the type of player a team would want to keep around long term. Beal, who has two years remaining on his contract, told the Post he would “definitely” be open to talking about an extension. And the Wizards are reportedly ready to offer him a three-year, $111 million extension, according to ESPN. “I have thought about it but I haven’t really full-out processed it,” Beal said. “I still have two years left. We just drafted Rui (Hachimura) and I want to see what we do in free agency before I make the ultimate decision. I haven’t even been offered it officially. Until that happens, I’ll wait and think about it. I’ll have an ample amount of time to process everything and make a decision when the time is right.”Beal also has this to consider: If he were to make an All-NBA team this coming season, he would be eligible for a five-year “supermax” contract extension next offseason that could reportedly be worth up to $247 million.last_img read more

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