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  1. MISSION STATEMENT To improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  2. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES HUMANITY IMPARTIALITY NEUTRALITY INDEPENDENCE VOLUNTARY SERVICE UNITY UNIVERSALITY RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  3. ROLE OF RED CROSS DURING DISASTERS RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  4. during disasters • Focus on meeting the immediate needs of the individual or family • Careful not to duplicate services Types of Disasters: • Personal Disasters • Large Scale Disasters • Emergency Response (Emergency and Early Recovery) • Returning Home (Recovery) • International Disasters RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS


  5. PERSONAL DISASTERS Personal disasters such as house fire typically affect a single family or apartment. Red Cross can provide: Food, shelter, clothing and other essential supplies for the first 72 hours Blankets, hygiene kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, etc.), stuffed animals, colouring books, and referrals RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  6. “We were all a bunch of lost souls, not really knowing which way to turn, after the fire took our homes and there you were, right away! This was a very humbling experience and without the Red Cross to help many of us would have been in a dire position for sure.” - George & Heather Wowk whose home was destroyed in an apartment fire. RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  7. LARGE SCALE DISASTERS Large scale disasters affect many families and are caused by events such as a forest fire, flood, or tornado. RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  8. LARGER DISASTERS – EMERGENCY AND EARLY RECOVERY Reception Centre management and support Shelter management and support Home clean-up Family Reunification Distribution of relief items Financial assistance Community grants RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  9. LARGER DISASTERS – RECOVERY Ongoing financial assistance for families Funding for community projects Emotional support Reconstruction Major and minor repairs to homes RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  10. “Red Cross has helped a lot. They have encouraged people in a way that assures them everything will be looked after and everything will be okay.” - Alyssa, High River resident impacted by 2013 Alberta Floods RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  11. INTERNATIONAL DISASTERS Financial Appeal Deployment of Health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) – Mobile Hospital to the affected area. RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  12. "The last place on earth you'd want to be is the first place you'll find the Red Cross." - Anne Medina, journalist. RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  13. OTHER red cross programs • FIRST AID AND CPR • Empowers individuals at home, at work, or anywhere to act on, prevent, and manage life’s emergencies. • SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY • Red Cross learn-to-swim programs help Canadians develop healthy, positive attitudes and stay safe in, on and around water. • VIOLENCE AND ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION • Teaches children, youth and adults about: • Healthy relationships • Bullying, abuse and harassment • How to get help RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  14. Engaging AECOM’s best assets --- you • Personal Preparedness • Know the risks • Make a plan • Have a kit • www.redcross.ca/prepare • Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) • Workplace Campaigns (payroll deductions, jeans day, bake sales, etc.) • Corporate Donations RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS

  15. THANK YOU RED CROSS ROLE DURING DISASTERS