To the Editor:
The town of Knox and the Knox Volunteer Fire Company are working to raise public awareness about help that is available in extreme weather emergencies and other disaster situations.
A letter recently went out to residents of Knox that lists contact information for resources and services that can be called upon when needed. Please contact me if you would like a copy of this letter.
We are also asking for volunteers to host daytime shelters at the Knox firehouse or the Knox Town Hall when needed. Training will be provided.
This would not be a large commitment of time. Volunteers would spend part of one day for training, and would be called to serve only in emergencies.
Duties would include:
—Helping with food and access to supplies and amenities;
—Providing company and conversation to displaced community members; and
—Helping with entertainment (board games, movies, reading, crafts, etc.).
Additional volunteers are needed to host overnight shelters in and beyond Knox.
If you would like to consider serving in one of these ways, please contact me. Any help you can offer will strengthen our town’s emergency preparedness.
Knox Volunteer Fire Co.