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World Institute on Disability and American Red Cross to Announce Plan to Train Red Cross Volunteers to Better Assist People With Disabilities During Disasters
Date:10/8/2007

s, including those to

vulnerable populations: people with disabilities, the

elderly, children and low-income communities. In the

aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross saw a

need to improve outreach and response to vulnerable

populations.

The World Institute on Disability, which received a $300,000

grant from the Verizon Foundation to create the training

program, will develop a system that will train first

responders to better serve the needs of people with

disabilities, elevate awareness of the need and create a

pilot program. After the pilot program is completed, training

will be done in 10 regions throughout the country, including

the San Francisco Bay Area.


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