Manitoba Flood Response buoyed by lead gift from MTS

Topics: Manitoba, Emergencies and Disasters in Canada
July 15, 2014

The Canadian Red Cross received a boost to flood response efforts in Manitoba with a $25,000 lead gift from MTS. The funds will support relief and recovery efforts aiding flood-affected communities throughout the province.

"Our hearts go out to those struggling during this difficult time and we will do what can to support Manitobans when they need it," said Kelvin Shepherd, President MTS.  A long-time supporter of Red Cross in Manitoba, MTS is also waiving disconnect fees and offering credits to help their customers who have been evacuated communicate with loved ones through their wireless devices. 

“MTS continually demonstrates a commitment to helping Manitobans during their time of need,” says Shawn Feely, provincial director for the Canadian Red Cross in Manitoba, “We are grateful for their support and are using it to deliver much-needed help for families impacted by the floods”.

Canadian Red Cross teams have been actively responding to the floods since heavy rains fell over the Canada Day weekend.  Supplies, including mops, buckets, garbage bags, respirators and cleaning solution are being distributed along with personal hygiene essentials.  Red Cross outreach teams are meeting with families impacted by the flooding to determine what additional help will be needed as they recover from the disaster in the weeks and months to come.