Red Cross volunteers from Atlantic Canada to help with Alberta flood relief

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The Canadian Red Cross says disaster volunteers are being deployed from Atlantic Canada to assist with flood relief efforts in Alberta.

The organization says more than 50 trained Atlantic volunteers have offered to help to date.

Of that group 12 are being sent West, including six from Newfoundland and Labrador, three from New Brunswick, two from Nova Scotia and one from P.E.I.

Officials say more deployments are anticipated over the next 72 hours as disaster response needs in smaller Alberta communities become clearer.

The Red Cross also says people ordered from their home in Alberta are registering with the organization by phone through operation centres in Halifax, Moncton and Saint John, N.B.

Since Friday, more than 2,500 calls have been handled by a team of about 60 volunteers in the three Maritime centres.

The Newfoundland volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross deploying to Alberta to help with the flood response include:

 Doug Bryson from St. John’s;

Aliusha Benoit from Stephenville;

Aubrey Bowers from Grand Falls-Windsor;

Grace Shears from Corner Brook;

Holly Tobin from Georgetown;

Kathryn Small from Clarenville.

Organizations: Red Cross, Alberta.The organization

Geographic location: Alberta, Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Nova Scotia Halifax Moncton Saint John

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  • Anissa Forest
    June 25, 2013 - 11:02

    I am the Manager at the Herbert, Saskatchewan MCC thrift store. We have an over abundance of clothing, kitchenwares, linens, etc that we would be more than willing to send to Alberta to help flood victims. If this is something that you could make use of please contact me via e-mail or my cell @ 306 784-7125