The American Red Cross and its' local chapters provide mass care services to local disaster volunteers. These services include; opening and closing shelters, mobile and fixed feeding and client's services. In this two day workshop you will learn how the American Red Cross feeds the multitude of disaster victims and emergency responders throughout the life cycle of a disaster. How the Red Cross selects, designates and opens community shelters and the appropriate and effective methods for running a shelter (from opening to closing.) Participants will also gain an understanding of the American Red Cross and its' overall roles and responsibility during a local, regional and national disaster.