Red Cross is seeking volunteers

100 Mile House Canadian Red Cross is very busy and needs volunteer support

100 Mile House Canadian Red Cross volunteer co-ordinator Betsy Herring says there is a need for volunteers.

Time commitments would comprise of a four-hour shift, two to three days a month to assist clients with medical equipment loans, she adds.

“We are unique” with our hours of operation being five days a week, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than even Kamloops.”

Based on population, Herring says the amount of donations the local Red Cross office received during the past year was greater than some bigger centres.

The 100 Mile office service area reaches from Clinton to Lac la Hache, including the Interlakes and Lac des Roches. It operates under the Canadian Red Cross – Kamloops and Kelowna umbrella.

Herring notes they always welcome any used medical equipment anyone would like to donate. The equipment is refurbished if needed and then it is made available for loan.

To get more information on equipment loans or to volunteer, contact the local Red Cross office at 250-395-9092.

100 Mile’s office manager Becky Lewis says the Red Cross is currently accepting donations for the people affected by the devastating floods in the Shuswap. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the local Red Cross office.

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