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Have you ever felt the desire to help your community during a time of emergency or disaster? The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging and the Cattaraugus County Health Department are pleased to announce new volunteer opportunities throughout the county working as a Disaster Preparedness Advocate. These volunteers will assist in a variety of roles in the event of a disaster in the county.

Disaster Preparedness Advocates can assist in capacities which include, but are not limited to: food collection and distribution; evacuation assistance; phone bank and phone tree; runner; and clerical duties. Detailed job descriptions will be made available for each duty.

A Disaster Preparedness informational session will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the John Ash Senior Center, 112 North Barry Street in Olean. Additional sessions will be held at locations throughout the county. The session is open to the public.

Please contact Ellen Herner, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director, at 373-8032 for more information or to register. Please consider helping us to help others! If you are already volunteering in another capacity, you can still volunteer as a Disaster Preparedness Advocate as well!

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