District 8 of the Louisiana Baptist Convention will hold Disaster Relief training for volunteers on Saturday. It will be held at Clara Springs Camp.
David Cheatwood is representing District 8 in organizing the training session. He said, “Registration is at 7:30 am and the fee is $35.00. The fee covers a cap and t-shirt, relief worker ID badge and a background check. All of our people are volunteers, and everyone is welcome at the training. There is no pre-registration, just show up!”
Cheatwood said volunteers are trained in the type of recovery efforts needed in Louisiana. There will be chain saw training, clean-up of flooded houses, feeding and doing laundry for volunteers and disaster victims.
The session Saturday is the first of six training sessions held across the state. Cheatwood said they train in the winter and early spring before storms or other disasters occur later in the year.
District 8 encompasses Red River, Natchitoches, DeSoto and Sabine parishes. Cheatwood said 39 people were trained during the 2021 session. He is hopeful that many or more will come for training on Saturday at Clara Springs Camp.