LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Salvation Army is preparing for Hurricane Florence to make landfall.
The Lafayette location is offering its national disaster training program.
The program trains volunteers how to effectively respond to natural disasters.
If they complete the class they are eligibile to be deployed by the Salvation Army for relief efforts.
Those deployed become liasons for emotional and spiritual care.
The class is Oct. 13th and costs $20.
Lt. Rachel Johnson says relief efforts can last months to years, but it's the volunteers and first responders that make all the difference.
"I grew up in the Salvation Army and I've actually never experienced a volunteer base quite like this in the Lafayette core," said Johnson. "It's the place where hashtag everyone knows your name."
The deployment lasts for two weeks.
Click here for the link.
Select training and then select Indiana.
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