Red Cross Launches Holiday Giving Campaign

The Canadian Red Cross has launched a holiday giving campaign to support families impacted by disaster.

“It’s a busy time of year, and the Canadian Red Cross is making it easy for people to do their last-minute shopping and help a family in need at the same time,” said Shawn Feely, Red Cross’ provincial director in Manitoba.

Those who visit can put together their own care package for a Canadian family struck by disaster.

“Every day this December, a family in Canada will require food, clothing or shelter from the Canadian Red Cross because of personal disaster,” said Denis Dion, director of disaster management with the Canadian Red Cross. “With the consistent increase in house fires over the holidays, sadly there’s never a lack of people in need for such lifesaving aid.”

A list of relief items to choose from is available on the Red Cross website, and include diapers, teddy bears, winter mittens, hot dinners for a week, and family accommodation for one night.