Terrace Red Cross technician Robert Mitch. (Quinn Bender photo)

Red Cross volunteers needed for Terrace’s aging population

The Canadian Red Cross in Terrace is looking to grow its volunteer base to keep up with the growing demands of our aging population. The office held an open house last Thursday with the aim of introducing the public to volunteer roles available with their equipment loan program.

Red Cross opened its office in Terrace last November, and is now serving as a hub location to clean and maintain health equipment for loans from Red Cross offices around the Northwest. Items loaned out include walkers, wheelchairs and other mobility aids, or raised toilet seats, bath stools and other bathing aids..

In 2017-18 the Red Cross loaned 672 pieces to Terrace area residents, up 29 per cent over the past five years. That equipment assisted 392 people, up 16 per cent in the same time frame.

The Terrace location is currently seeking people to help with the health equipment loan program client services volunteer and team lead volunteer.

Interested persons wanting to apply for either role is invited to visit www.redcross.ca/volunteer then click Join Our Team, or call Volunteer Resource Services at 1-844-818-2156.


 


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