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Preparing for natural disasters. Red Cross recruiting more volunteers.

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With fire season and severe weather season underway, the Red Cross is in dire need of volunteers to help out just like in Tuesday's fire.

Red Cross volunteers were passing out food and drinks to firefighters during Tuesday's warehouse fire in South Amarillo.

The Red Cross is celebrating National Volunteer Week this week, and they are recruiting people now so they can be prepared to help out in the event of a natural disaster. Its Volunteer Specialist Molly Mabery for the Panhandle area says the volunteers do need to go through some training before heading out to help.

Mabery says, "Recruiting some great volunteers who are wanting to give back to the community, and make some kind of difference. When the storms do happen like when they did in Dallas a few weeks ago, people flock in. And they want to help, but they can't. They need to get trained. They need to go through some sort of training in order to help those people properly."

Mabery says they also need volunteers to work in the office, to help maintain their vehicles, and to take care of disaster victims. If you'd like to help out, you can contact the Red Cross at (806) 765-8534.

Jessica Abuchaibe, NewsChannel 10.