Alliance Bible Fellowship offers facility as shelter in case of disaster
The purpose of the shelter is to provide a safe environment to all in need during and immediately after an area disaster.
Alliance Bible Fellowship is the latest addition to a growing number of shelters strategically placed through the High Country,
"We are very fortunate, not only to have the shelter available, but also have a number of church members volunteering to staff and manage the facility in the event of an emergency situation," Steve Marks, disaster services specialist of the American Red Cross, said.
Church members recently completed a one-day Fundamentals of Sheltering course that was instructed by Marks.
Assistant Pastor Lloyd Blackwell hosted the training and expresses his pleasure in having the opportunity to assist the Red Cross in the local endeavor.
The Blue Ridge Chapter of the ARC is currently establishing disaster shelters throughout the High Country and is in need of additional volunteers. The Red Cross has many volunteer opportunities; for additional information go to http://www.redcross.org/nc/boone.
Individuals interest in assisting the Blue Ridge Chapter of the ARC in disaster relief can contact Lee T. Wittmann, ARC mass care lead, at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (828) 260-0060.