The City of Leon Valley is partnering with the American Red Cross and the Northside
Independent School District to perform an Emergency Shelter Simulation at John
Marshall High School on Saturday, June 17 th from 9AM until 1PM. The simulation will
include volunteers from different supportive emergency services, including Community
Emergency Response Teams (CERT) from surrounding areas. This simulation will
break participants into small groups where they will learn the different functions of an
emergency shelter, to include; Registration and information, food service, dormitory
setup, and more. John Marshall High School is one of many approved emergency
shelter locations throughout the region. Area residents are invited to attend and learn
more about how an Emergency Shelter operates, and how to volunteer with the
American Red Cross.
“This is a great opportunity for our community to prepare and learn how we can best
prepare for a disaster”, said Mayor Chris Riley. Fire Chief Valdez stated, “We are
grateful for our Northside ISD and American Red Cross partners, and look forward to
learning even more about how we can best serve our community”.
For more information on how to become an American Red Cross volunteer, go to