The Red Cross’s $3 million Building for Humanity campaign was a success, thanks to generous donations from individuals, corporations, governments, service organizations and foundations, announced campaign chair Anna Hunt-Binkley.
"I'm overwhelmed by the incredible support from the community," says Hunt-Binkley.
"I believe everyone came together to help Red Cross meet its $3 million goal because they recognized the tremendous work Red Cross does both locally and afar. It was important to me that people also recognized the need for Red Cross to continue to meet the growing needs in the southern interior into the future."
Building for Humanity Campaign dollars will be used to support the B.C. Southern Interior’s first, full-service Support and Disaster Operations Centre in Kelowna.
The newly-renovated training room will allow Red Cross to recruit, train and support more volunteers on how to be safe from injury and respond during disasters.
The Health Equipment Loan Program will significantly expand its inventory and service to help the increasing number of clients.
“I’d like to thank the community for their generosity and support, as well as Anna and the entire Building for Humanity Campaign committee for their commitment and hard work,” says Kimberley Nemrava, Red Cross director for B.C. & Yukon.
“Because of your support, we’ll be able to take a giant step forward on expanding our disaster readiness, education and training, and mobility solutions.”
Red Cross is able to keep administration costs low and provide assistance free-of-charge to those impacted by disasters thanks to our thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to train extensively and respond.
MoneySense Magazine recently ranked Canadian Red Cross an A+ in its 2013 Charity 100 grading.
Red Cross aid does not duplicate assistance provided through insurance, government or other agencies.