The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross announces the placement of a member of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) to promote capacity building in rural West Virginia counties. VISTA member Elizabeth Fligor began her year of service August 31st.

Her duties will include recruitment of AmeriCorps members and the establishment of five satellite offices in Pleasants, Jackson, Roane, Ritchie and Calhoun Counties.

These new offices will offer local convenience to recruit and train adult volunteers for emergency preparedness and to establish youth oriented Red Cross clubs.

Ms. Fligor will promote Red Cross presence in the eight counties serviced by the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter (Wood, Wirt, Roane, Ritchie, Pleasants, Calhoun, Jackson and Gilmer) through financial development and media relations.

Ms. Fligor will contact community leaders to discuss capacity building opportunities and encourages county residents who would like to participate in any capacity of Red Cross to contact her through the Wood County headquarters at 304-485- 7311.

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