Red Cross seeks volunteers, equipment

Red Cross volunteers needed in Port Hardy to maintain an essential service.

PORT HARDY—Those who experience a sudden illness or injury are often surprised by how quickly their lives can change, making everyday tasks suddenly unmanageable. As a Red Cross volunteer with the Health Equipment Loan program, you could help ensure people receive the health equipment they need to cope with health crises.

Volunteers are needed in Port Hardy to continue providing this essential service. A few hours a week can make a world of difference to someone in your community. Various positions are available and full training and support is provided.

The Red Cross Health Equipment Loan program is a volunteer-driven, community-based program that provides essential health equipment to individuals on a “by donation” basis. Providing equipment such as wheelchairs and bathing aids can make a real difference to people’s lives. Access to this service lets seniors stay at home longer, helps people to return home from hospital sooner and supports palliative patients who wish to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home.

For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Hal Garvie at 250-949-7252 or 250-949-7107 or drop by the Hardy Bay Seniors Centre at 9150 Granville in Port Hardy. The office is open between 1p.m. and 5p.m. Monday through Friday.