Red Cross Needs Denver Volunteers for Katrina

August 28 2005, 10:36 PM

The Denver chapter of the Red Cross is seeking 300 volunteers to man the hurricane call center for victims of Katrina:

The Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross estimates it needs to recruit at least 300 volunteers for its call center to handle questions from Hurricane Katrina victims in the coming weeks. Six volunteers began taking calls Sunday, but the center needs about 30 per day to be fully staffed, said chapter spokesman Robert Thompson. The American Red Cross has told the chapter to expect to keep the call center operating for the next six weeks. "They gave us notice yesterday that they needed us," Thompson said Sunday. "We desperately need people to come in."

Call 303-607-4757 to get information about volunteering.