CANADIAN RED CROSS
The Canadian Red Cross in Weyburn and area – providing Personal Disaster assistance and Friendly Phone calls to isolated seniors.
Thanks to the support of the Weyburn Communithon, trained Red Cross volunteers are on call 24/7 to reach out to families or individuals after a personal disaster, such as a house fire, to support basic needs and more.
Weyburn and area is fortunate to have a dedicated team of 15 volunteers ready to respond as well as being able to call on trained volunteers from the surrounding areas. Through this program, volunteers reach out to every family or individual experiencing a personal disaster, such as a house fire, in Weyburn and area. They can support basic needs in the first 72 hours following an event including providing emergency lodging, food and clothing. Most importantly, volunteers provide that listening ear in the aftermath of an emergency event.
The Friendly Phone program:
The Red Cross Friendly Calls program aims to help keep seniors in their home longer by reducing isolation and increasing their health and safety. The program provides isolated seniors with social interaction through phone calls from Red Cross volunteers.
Clients receive weekly phone calls and potential referral resources based on client’s needs. Some resources offered have been connection with mental health supports, positive journal writing or help with a computer/tablet.