Quaker Valley Red Cross Shelter Team Comes to Bell Acres Borough
As part of its Prepare Western Pennsylvania initiative, the American Red Cross is working with local groups to create Shelter Teams that consist of volunteers who are trained and ready to respond when emergencies occur. In Leetsdale, a Shelter Team has been active for over a year now, and we are actively working to expand our reach and our ability to serve our neighbors should a local disaster – such as a large-scale fire, flood, or hazardous materials spill – occur.
Recently, the Leetsdale Shelter Team, in cooperation with the Red Cross, has partnered with the Quaker Valley School District to secure the use of its schools as shelters in the event of an emergency situation that would require us to provide safe lodging for a large number of residents.
We are currently seeking volunteers in the community to serve on our expanded team in Quaker Valley. Volunteers are trained by the Red Cross and are ready to assist our friends and neighbors in times of crisis. Working together, we can ensure that all families impacted by large-scale situations have a safe place to stay and a filling meal. No special skills are required for this unique and rewarding position, just a warm heart and a willingness to help your neighbors in their time of need.
To learn more about our expanded Quaker Valley Shelter Team, please contact Carol Weatherby locally at 724-462-7844 or the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter at 412-263-3100.
Volunteer Fire Department
Bell Acres Borough Office
Road Works Department
Edgeworth Water Authority
Ambridge Water Authority
Duquesne Light Company
Columbia Gas Company