The Red Cross is encouraging people across the area to become Red Cross volunteers.

“Volunteers are essential to the Red Cross and to our ability to be there in times of disaster and help in other ways in our community,” said Janienne Bella, Regional CEO. “The Red Cross is always seeking volunteers with a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, talents and skills, and our goal is for the Red Cross to be the premier place for volunteers to work.”

The region is especially interested in volunteers in the areas of disaster, sheltering, feeding, fundraising, operations, public affairs, service to the armed forces and community education. Volunteers who are bilingual are also encouraged to volunteer with the Red Cross. People interested in volunteering should contact the local Red Cross chapter at (405) 228-9500 or online at and clicking on volunteer found on the left side of the screen.