New home for Red Cross in Kelowna

New office established in north Kelowna at 124 Adams Road.

Red Cross staff and volunteers proudly unveil the “Now Open” sign of their new building on 124 Adams Road.

The Kelowna-based team of volunteers and staff, who previously worked out of three different locations, are pleased to announce the new Red Cross home in north Kelowna at 124 Adams Rd. This near 14,000 sq.ft. facility brings Red Cross services and programs to one location. Earlier this week Red Cross staff and volunteers proudly unveiled the “Now Open” sign of their new building.

The Red Cross House provides a single roof for training volunteers and delivering Red Cross programs and services throughout the Southern Interior.

The new location will house services such as:

Regional Operations Centre for Disaster Response, to be ready to respond to small scale emergencies or large scale natural disasters. John Richey, Red Cross regional manager for the BC Southern Interior, says: “This new site for Red Cross at Kelowna is to become a key location in the Red Cross disaster response strategy. We are joining Burnaby, Victoria and Prince George as the principal disaster response capacity centres in BC for volunteer training and deployment, along with stocks of cots, blankets, comfort kits and other supplies needed during large scale disasters.”

Health Equipment Loan Program Recycling and Repair Centre, will serve as a hub for cleaning and repairing health equipments for the 33 depots of the Okanagan/Columbia-Shuswap region. Last year 30,000 articles of equipment were loaned to more than 16,000 people in need. With the Interior senior population expected to increase from 18 to 25 per cent by 2036, the need for this vital service will expand in the coming years.

HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Activation Response Training) Centre, will equip volunteers with the skills and expertise to deliver a broad range of services aimed at children, youth, seniors, new immigrants and other vulnerable people. Overtime, the HEART centre will house a community space for training, meetings and other events for community organizations.

 

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