OTTAWA, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - There's nothing more Canadian than helping
others, and that is exactly what Canadian Red Cross volunteers did as
they continued to actively support ongoing relief efforts for those
affected by the Alberta floods.
"It was a sea of red and white - Canadian flags blended with Red Cross
vests," said Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian
Red Cross. "Red Cross volunteers have been responding around the clock
to meet the urgent needs of disaster affected communities. Recovery
will be a long-term process and as needs emerge over time, Red Cross
will still be there."
To-date, more than 764 volunteers have contributed to this response.
Through community outreach, they have distributed more than 25,000
relief supplies such as first aid and clean-up kits, hygiene items,
water, towels, cots and blankets to nearly 16,000 residents this
Community outreach continues in the affected areas to identify both
urgent and ongoing needs for families. The Canadian Red Cross is
working closely with local municipalities and other community social
service agencies such as food banks to provide support for the most
Canadians are encouraged to support Red Cross relief efforts by making a
financial donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Donations can be made
online at www.redcross.ca, at your local Red Cross office, by calling 1-800-418-1111, or by
texting REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333. Rogers customers can text ABHELP to
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian more than $14.5 million has been
raised with $3.5 million already allocated to emergency relief efforts.
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of
the Red Cross and over 187 National Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by
mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
SOURCE: CANADIAN RED CROSS
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