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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

From the Red Cross

Hi there. My name is Michelle French, and I work for the Canadian Red Cross. I just wanted to point out that we do not accept in-kind donations. We accept financial donations as this is the best way for us to help disaster-affected individuals. Basically, we are able to zero in on exactly what is needed and purchase it from the closest suppliers. Thanks for your time!

Basically, the most efficient thing for them to do would be to donate online to our donation portal. http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=39285&tid=001. If they choose to write a cheque, they would need to earmark it “Alberta Fires” (but make it payable to the Canadian Red Cross).

In terms of where the cash is going, donations made to the Western Canada Severe Weather fund in support of the Alberta fires, will be used in Alberta. But if donations exceed the needs in Alberta, we will use that money to support other families facing disasters in other parts of Western Canada.

Michelle French
Digital Communications Advisor
Public Affairs

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