Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the American Red Cross of Louisiana is offering a Shelter Fundamental Training class for those who want to help volunteer.

The classes will take place at Opportunity Machine in the LITE Center 537 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 111 Lafayette, LA 70506.

There are two classes being offered to teach the fundamentals of running a shelter in the event of a disaster.

Shelter Fundamentals

Friday, July 12th

Class 1 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class 2 - 1:00PM - 4:30PM

From KATC -

"Shelter Fundamentals is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Process: Resourcing, Opening, Operating and Closing."

No advance registration is needed to take this training. For more information contact Jodi Tolliver at jodi.tolliver@redcross.org.