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  VOLUNTEER TRAINING AND PREPAREDNESS
  Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Training - Community Emergency Response Team training is a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that educates citizens about the hazards they face in their community and trains them in lifesaving skills. If needed following a disaster, these citizen-responders use their training as part of a neighborhood or workplace team to help others when professional responders are overwhelmed or not immediately available. CERT members provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources when they arrive.
   
  Houston Chapter Red Cross - The American Red Cross helps people in emergency situations everyday . . . whether it's half a million disaster victims or one sick child who needs blood. People like you, who learn how good it can feel to lend a helping hand, make this vital work possible. Training opportunities and available services are on the website as well as Together We Prepare 5 Actions brochure and the Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
   
  United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast – United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast invests in local programs that improve the quality of life for everyone in the community. Community resource databases, senior reference guides, and community health information links are available on the website. Call 211 Texas connects callers instantly with information about available resources.
   
  Volunteer Houston – Volunteer Houston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, promotion, and support of volunteerism. Volunteer Houston connects volunteers to a broad spectrum of diverse nonprofit organizations.
   
  FEMA for Kids! - This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories, and become a Disaster Action Kid.
   
  Hurricane Preparedness Tips  (PDF)
   
  2006 Hurricane Evacuation Contraflow Routes  (PDF)
           
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