Red Cross seeking disaster relief volunteers in Grant County

By on Monday, January 8th, 2024 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

JOHN DAY – American Red Cross Central & Eastern Oregon Executive Director Morgan Schmidt was on Coffee Time Monday, and mentioned that there are several volunteer opportunities for Grant County folks with the Red Cross:

“Most of the responses we have on the disaster side are much smaller, and they’re about single-family and multi-family fires.

Red Cross volunteers are some of the first people on the scene after, of course, our first responders and fire department. We have a relationship that allows us to show up and say to a family, ‘How do we help bridge this gap between today, which was maybe one of the worst days of your life, to getting you on to your next step?’”

To learn more about becoming a local volunteer, visit and click on the “Volunteer” tab.

Listen to the full podcast with Executive Director Schmidt here: