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THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SAYS VOLUNTEERS PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE WHENEVER DISASTER STRIKES. 
 
VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP WITH ANYTHING FROM SANDBAGGING BEFORE A FLOOD TO ASSISTING DISASTER VICTIMS AT A LOCAL SHELTER. I-EMA SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON SAYS IF YOU’RE REALLY INTERESTED IN PITCHING IN…IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET INVOLVED BEFOREHAND.
 
 
THOMPSON SAYS MANY GROUPS OFTEN PUT VOLUNTEERS THROUGH TRAINING BEFORE THEY CAN HELP OUT IN THE FIELD. GET MORE DETAILS ONLINE AT: READY DOT ILLINOIS DOT GOV.

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