Support for West Africa

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that Saskatchewan Credit Unions are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross efforts to end the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa until Thurs., Nov. 6, 2014.

"The Red Cross has been responding to this health emergency since March, providing life-saving treatment and working throughout the region in an effort to prevent transmission of the virus," said Richard Kies, provincial development manager for the Red Cross. "We are grateful to Saskatchewan Credit Unions and their members for supporting Red Cross efforts that are urgently needed to reverse the spread of Ebola."

Red Cross efforts in West Africa are focused on the clinical care and treatment of patients with Ebola, through a centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, and region-wide prevention activities that span 12 countries and are aimed at breaking the cycle of the epidemic through contact tracing, care of the deceased and community-based education and outreach.

"We are deeply saddened by the widespread pain and suffering caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa," says Debbie Lane, Executive Vice-President, SaskCentral. "Credit unions are pleased to be in a position to collect donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in West Africa."

Canadians wishing to make a financial donation can donate to the West Africa Ebola Fund by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by giving online at Canadians can also visit their local Red Cross office or any Saskatchewan credit union branch. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross and earmarked West Africa Ebola Fund.

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