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Park Board partners with Red Cross to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

November 13 2013

Park Board Commissioner Trevor Loke said: “We urge residents to give what they can to help emergency response efforts and bring hope to the region.”

Canadian Red Cross

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Starting tomorrow Thursday, November 14th, cash donations to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Fund will be accepted in specially marked boxes at 23 community centres in neighborhoods across the city. 
 
Park Board Commissioner Trevor Loke said: “We have been touched and saddened, as a community and on a personal level, by the devastation which struck the Philippines on November 8th. A tragedy on this scale is unimaginable. We urge residents to give what they can to help emergency response efforts and bring hope to the region.”
 
Until December 9th, the Government of Canada will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made by individuals to the Canadian Red Cross and other registered Canadian charities for Typhoon Haiyan humanitarian aid.

Fundraising events, big and small, are also taking place around Vancouver to assist victims in the Philippines. Watch for them in your community.
 
Cash donations to the Canadian Red Cross will be accepted at these community centres:

  • Champlain Heights
  • Coal Harbour
  • Creekside
  • Douglas Park
  • Dunbar
  • False Creek
  • Hastings
  • Hillcrest
  • Kensington
  • Kerrisdale
  • Killarney
  • Kitsilano
  • Marpole-Oakridge
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Ray-Cam
  • Renfrew Park
  • Roundhouse
  • Strathcona
  • Sunset
  • Thunderbird
  • Trout Lake
  • West End
  • West Point Grey