The Red Cross is offering a training class for residents interested in being deployed to Texas and Louisiana to assist with Red Cross relief efforts. A class will be taught Saturday, Sept. 2, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meridian Red Cross office located on Highway 39 North. Volunteers will be needed for sheltering, feeding, damage assessment, logistics, communications, case work and other duties. Those interested in becoming an unpaid Red Cross volunteer and willing to be deployed for 14 days, must pass a standard background check and have a valid driver’s license. To register for the class, visit www.redcross.org and select the “volunteer” option on the top menu bar, then complete the online form.