Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance Team in Winkler Ready to Respond

Topics: Manitoba, Western Manitoba, Volunteer, Volunteer
Michelle Palansky | July 31, 2019

The Canadian Red Cross personal disaster assistance team (PDAT) in Winkler is active and ready to respond to personal disasters in Winkler and surrounding area.

Activated as of Aug. 1, 2019, the team consists of 10 volunteers, and the intent is to grow the team to 17 members strong over the next year.

“The Canadian Red Cross in Manitoba is proud to extend our personal disaster assistance coverage to Winkler and surrounding area. We look forward to continuing to build our relationships within the community,” said Shawn Feely, vice president, Canadian Red Cross – Manitoba and Nunavut.

Canadian Red Cross PDATs respond to personal disasters like house fires. The personal disaster assistance team can provide emergency support for necessities like shelter, food, and personal services for up to 72 hours following a small-scale disaster. People affected by a personal disaster can contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-888-800-6493.

The Red Cross is always looking for volunteers. Email or call 1-844-818-2155 for more information.
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