With the arrival of severe weather season in Minnesota, the Red Cross is always ready to assist those impacted by disasters of any kind.  Spokesman Dave Schoeneck says much of their readiness depends on having trained volunteers and they are actively recruiting right now.

“We are particularly looking for disaster action team members. Those are people who go out to the fires and floods and tornados and assist on the ground.”

Schoeneck says, large or small, the Red Cross nationwide responds to a disaster every eight minutes. To volunteer in any capacity go online to redcross(dot)org.