Red Cross Annual Report
“This year, the actions of the Red Cross in the Estrie region was a deciding factor for more than 153 people, victims of disasters that received help in 41 different interventions,” said Red Cross spokesperson and volunteer Vicky Chainey.
In the Estrie, like all over the world, the Red Cross offers human and material support to those who have lost everything. Every day in Quebec, teams of volunteer interveners come to the aid of victims. The continued generosity of donors allows the organization to meet their housing, food and clothing needs as well as offer moral support in difficult times.
The Red Cross acts before, during and after catastrophes to respond to the most urgent needs of victims. In terms of preparedness, one of the most important aspects of the Red Cross is the training that the volunteers get so they may intervene and ‘be there’ at the most important time: in an emergency.
This type of intervention, done face-toface with people who have experienced a catastrophe and may have lost everything, cannot be improvised. That’s why Red Cross volunteers receive ample training and have the tools necessary to help.
Volunteers for the Red Cross are needed in the Lac Megantic region. “If you think you have the human qualities needed to help people in vulnerable positions, then join the biggest humanitarian aid organization,” concluded Vicky Chainey.
Quebec 2012 statistics
During the last year, the Red Cross responded to 965 disasters and came to the aid of 4,243 victims. In Quebec, the Red Cross intervenes, on average, three times a day to offer emergency help to thousands of victims. Donations can be made to the Red Cross by calling 1 800 418-1111 or by visiting their website.
Red Cross spokesperson, Vicky Chainey, others to join this volunteer organization.
Red Cross volunteers provide moral and material support in times of need.