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The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management and the United Way of Monmouth have launched a recruiting campaign that is seeking volunteers to assist in the staffing of evacuation shelters during emergencies. This program is being conducted through a Memorandum of Understanding that was entered into by both agencies in August of 2012 in an effort to increasingly engage other Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD’s) into the County Emergency Operations Plan.

The concept of this proactive initiative is based upon the Office of Emergency Management’s desire to build and strengthen public private partnerships while engaging organizations that are crucial to emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation, in support of the mission to protect life and property.

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the United Way of Monmouth will hold an information and registration session on May 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 12 noon at the Monmouth County Police Academy located at 2000 Kozloski Road Freehold, NJ 07728. At the informational session, volunteers from faith based organizations, civic groups and individuals will be provided with an overview of the training and commitment required to ensure a successful outcome.

Come out and see what it takes to become a volunteer within your county.

For more information and to register for the information session, please contact Kaarina Romero, Program Director of the United Way of Monmouth at 848-206-2042 or at kromero@uwmonmouth.org.