Red Cross locations in the Peace are looking to make contact with new volunteers to replenish their base and help with short-term equipment loan programs in both Dawson Creek and the Energetic City.
“We are a direct service to clients, usually by referral,” says coordinator with the Red Cross Sandra Sawtell.
Both cities have direct clients services and in the offices in the DC hospital and the wellness centers in FSJ.
The program helps mitigate usage and pressure coming with illness or injury, from helping seniors to allowing patients to be released from hospital earlier, and for other supports in areas such as palliative care. Additional equipment includes; bed handles, benches, bath seats, commodes, and toilet seats. Volunteers are also needed to clean equipment, but only in FSJ. Health Equipment Loan Program, or HELP, is volunteer supported and community based. The short term loan program is part of this.
“These are short term services runs by donations,” said Vicky Paul, volunteer.
For more information see 3rd Floor, 11100 13th Avenue in the Dawson Creek & District Hospital or 300 – 9730 101st Avenue in Fort St. John Pharmacy & Wellness.
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