The Recent Texas and Tennessee Tornadoes

Posted on April 6, 2012. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! |

As our friends in Texas and Tennessee  are bravely dealing with the recent tornadoes that recently tore through their community, we would like to take this opportunity to educate you on how to be the most helpful during these emergencies. First of all, it’s very important that you don’t take it upon yourself to travel to the area in need with the idea that you’ll be able to get there and save the world. You could very well end up being another mouth to feed and head to find a pillow for. Instead, you should use that energy to get trained by the Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or other disaster response organizations. To access these training options you can contact Erik Anderson at or by phone at 503-588-5108.

If a formal training doesn’t sound like your thing but you still want to help out, you need to register as a volunteer at When an emergency happens we’ll be posting all of the volunteer needs in the community on the website so you’ll be able to find one that suits you, sign up and be a real help to your community when you’re needed most. If you have any questions you can contact Austin at


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