Media Advisory - Interview Opportunity: Red Cross unveils Haiti shelter
prototype - Head of Haiti program available to speak about shelter challenges

HALIFAX, June 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to offer an opportunity to tour the prototype for the earthquake and hurricane resistant shelters Canadian donations will support in Haiti. The shelter, a replica of the wooden structures that will be built in Jacmel and Leogane, is currently on display in Halifax as part of the Annual Red Cross Disaster Conference.

Jean-Philippe Tizi, Director of Haiti Operations with the Canadian Red Cross is available to speak about shelter specific challenges and Canadian Red Cross efforts in this area. Journalists are invited to tour the shelter and take photos and video.

    What:     Canadian Red Cross Shelter Conference - Tour of Haiti shelter

    Who:      Jean - Philippe Tizi, Director Haiti Operations Canadian Red

    Where:    The Lord Nelson Hotel
              1515 South Park Street
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

    When:     Thursday, June 3
              9AM - NOON

The Canadian Red Cross shelter program is in partnership with the Government of Canada and its generous matching donation program.

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 more than 185 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

For further information: For further information: or to schedule an interview please contact: Katie Kallio, Public Affairs Advisor, Canadian Red Cross, (613) 290-7324

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