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Manitoban in Germany to Assist with Refugee Crisis

October 20, 2015 7:05 AM | News

Cailin Hodder


Canadian Red CrossA provincial manager with the disaster management arm of the Manitoba government has flown to Germany to respond to the current refugee and migrant crisis.

Cailin Hodder departed Monday night and will be working as part of the Canadian Red Cross efforts in the country.

Hodder, an experienced shelter manager from Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey in 2012 and in Alberta as part of the Saskatchewan wildfire evacuations earlier this year, will be taking her experience to assist the German Red Cross at a camp in that country.

The Red Cross has been providing logistical and technical support to the response of the German Red Cross for the past few weeks.

“Support has included supplying aid workers, as well as 10,000 cots and 10,000 blankets to help the German Red Cross response to the influx of refugees,” a statement from the organization said.

Canadians can make a donation for relief efforts online or by calling 1-800-418-1111.