March is red Cross Month
To recognize March is Red Cross month, a Red Cross flag-raising will take place on March 4 at 9:45 a.m. at the City of Vaughan Municipal Offices located at 2141 Major MacKenzie Drive. Mayor Bevilacqua along with City Councillors and Red Cross Representatives will be on hand to raise the Red Cross flag to honour March is Red Cross Month.
For more than 100 years, the Canadian Red Cross has provided help and hope to those facing conflict, disaster, injury or illness here at home and around the world. Every four minutes, the Canadian Red Cross responds to a disaster in Canada providing support and comfort to those affected. The Red Cross also offers a variety of services that help elderly and vulnerable members of the community remain living in their own homes, including the Health Equipment Loan Program. First aid, water safety, violence and abuse prevention programs and workshops on humanitarian issues are also offered by the Red Cross. In the City of Vaughan Red Cross offers Disaster Management; First Aid, CPR and Babysitting Training; Health Equipment Loan Program, Humanitarian Issues Promotion and Youth and Volunteer Opportunities.to help meet the needs of the community.
Residents can help support the future of Red Cross by making a financial donation or by becoming a volunteer. To learn more, please visit www.redcross.ca.
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 188 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.