With winter weather increasing the number of home fires, The American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas is recruiting new volunteers to help respond to these local emergencies by supporting people in their time of greatest need. Disaster Action Team or DAT volunteers are needed to help provide emotional support, access to financial assistance, and information to help families who are the victims of home fires. Stacy Burks, Executive Director of The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri, explains why they are looking for volunteers.

Training is free to become a DAT volunteer, and a majority of the training is online. Burks explains how to become a volunteer for DAT, as well as other volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteer opportunities in your area, visit http://www.redcross.org/volunteertoday