The local Canadian Red Cross is in need of volunteers. The organization is understaffed. It’s looking to reach at least 20 volunteers so that it can stay open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. There has already been some discussion about not being open for as many hours. That’s why a volunteer open house is being held at the Red Cross on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The Equipment Loan program provides everything from wheelchairs, to crutches, to walkers to bath transfer benches to residents by donation. Last year, 6,500 pieces of equipment were loaned out to over 3,500 people.