100 years of Red Cross
Oct 11, 2013 / 6:33 am
Canadian Red Cross today officially launched its display of more than a century of history. The display at the Kelowna Museum highlights how Red Cross has been actively helping people in communities like the Southern Interior since 1909.
The display includes artifacts such as Red Cross nursing uniforms dating back to the Second World War, and a basket that was used to drop medical supplies by parachute to outpost hospitals.
The display is part of this year’s Red Cross Building for Humanity campaign, which aims to raise $3 million to support the BC Southern Interior’s first, full- service Support and Disaster Operations Centre in Kelowna.
“Red Cross has been supporting our communities for decades, helping those who need it most,” said Anna Hunt-Binkley, Building for Humanity Campaign Chair. “The needs in this community are growing so now it’s time we helped Red Cross, to ensure we’re all ready when disaster strikes.”
From disasters to helping individuals, the Red Cross is there.
“We’ve been able to borrow a wide range and variety of equipment from Red Cross for our daughter,” said Kelowna resident Carole D’Arcy, whose daughter has cerebral palsy. “The equipment allows us to provide a safe environment for our daughter, enhances her therapy sessions, and helps her better integrate into both her school and the community.”
Funds raised from the Building for Humanity campaign will help Red Cross be fully equipped to help communities be disaster-ready, boost the inventory of health equipment to meet growing demand, and to become a training centre for volunteers.
The display runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through the month of October at the Kelowna Museum at 470 Queensway Ave.
For more information or to support the Building for Humanity campaign, please visit: www.redcross.ca.
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