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Friday, July 26, 2013

Red Cross Fundraiser...Fort Frances

Press Release...
Walmart Canada launches campaign to raise $3 million for the Canadian Red Cross...
$3,133.70 is Fort Frances fundraising goal
July 26 2013, Walmart Canada is gearing up for its annual cross-country campaign to raise crucial funds for Canadian Red Cross disaster response and preparedness activities.  The campaign will run in Walmart stores from August 1 to 25, with an ambitious goal of raising $3 million, of which over $700,000 are matching funds from Walmart
“The funds raised through the Campaign will help ensure that the Canadian Red Cross is ready to respond when disasters strike in our community and communities across the province,” says spokesperson Keri Rafter, Disaster Management Coordinator “We’re very excited to work with Walmart during this campaign and hope that Walmart customers and the Fort Frances community will continue their generous support of the Canadian Red Cross.”  
From the floods in Western Canada, the train derailment in Quebec and extreme heat alerts in Southern Ontario to the Northwestern Ontario floods, forest fires and Host Community responses, Red Cross is there in times of need for Canadians whose lives are disrupted due to disaster.” 
The following events will be taking place during the campaign:
Event 1            Saturday August 10th 10am-2pm, Walmart Blitz Day! Red Cross Volunteers along with local Fire Services will be at the store, helping bag items and showing their support with other fun activities.
Event 2            Saturday August 10th 7pm at the Adventure Inn – Personal Preparedness Workshop and Information seminar. Everyone welcome to attend!
Supporting the Red Cross is easy. At the Walmart checkout, Walmart associates will give customers the opportunity to make a donation to support the work of the Canadian Red Cross in our community. Walmart Canada will match these donations up to $2,000 per store.
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
For more information or to arrange an interview:

For More information please contact:
Canadian Red Cross Media Line                        Local Branch: Dryden and District
(416) 442-1948                                                 (807) 223-4751 toll free 1-888-277-9089