The Canadian Red Cross has officially activated its Personal Disaster Assistance Team for the Flin Flon area. Backed by Emergency Services Personnel from the communities they serve, Flin Flon, Creighton, Denare Beach and Cranberry Portage and three team members the ribbon launching the service was cut by Creighton Fire Chief Rob Larocque and Flin Flon Fire Chief Chad Cooper. One of the team Supervisors Audrey Neufeld explains the Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance Team is a group of dedicated caring volunteers who are ready to provide emergency assistance for up to 72 hours to individuals and families dealing with a small disaster such as a house fire or flooding that they find themselves unable to cope with using their own resources.
Neufeld adds they still are in need of volunteers for the team and anyone interested can go online to www.redcross.ca or email email@example.com for more information. Those needing assistance in such disasters can call 1-888-800-6493.