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Preparing for the worst...


By Heather Sawaski

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- In case disaster strikes close to home, local relief organizations have volunteers ready to help.

Members of 10 Americorp State and National chapters from across Wisconsin were in Wausau Saturday. They were training with the Red Cross in disaster relief.

"They're learning how to be a mass care workers. "said Wendy Savage with the Marathon Co. Red Cross. "So how to distribute food and other care and how to put up a shelter and maintain a shelter and how to help clients after a disaster."

Savage says usually volunteers work locally with victims of tragedies like house fires, floods, or tornados. But with more training and certification, they could go on and help with national and international disaster relief.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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