Bermuda Red Cross Joins #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesday is an inspirational day for so many charitable organizations around the world.  Bermuda Red Cross is participating in today’s GivingTuesdayNow, and we hope you’ll consider joining the community of millions of people helping charities through financial contributions and social awareness!

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As an Auxiliary to the Government of Bermuda, our staff have been working diligently with Ministry of Health, National Security Ministry, the EMO and the Bermuda Hospitals Board to assist them on various objectives set out by them in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Disaster Manager has been on calls daily with the Ministry of Health and the EMO to get further directives on what they need from Bermuda Red Cross.  Our thirty-eight Psychosocial First Aid Responders (who are all volunteers) and 4 staff members in the last three weeks have been making public health monitoring calls to close to 3,000 people.  Sometimes we’ve had to call the passengers two to four times (depending on our initial observations) and forward any and all significant information to the Ministry of Health in a timely manner.

 

In addition to working with Government Since COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores we, through a generous donor, have been distributing community mask to ensure the senior population and essential service agencies/non-profits have masks for use by staff, volunteers and clients.   To date we have distributed almost 82,000 masks to every rest home, essential services agency/non-profit, food distribution centers, KEMH, MWI and the vulnerable communities in which we work.  This amounts to between 8,000 – 10,000 persons getting served.

During these difficult times, your support today will be used to allow us to continue our work in the community with our seniors and those that are most vulnerable in our community.   If you are moved to donate today, please know how grateful we are to have your support during a time filled with uncertainty.  We know that not everyone is able to provide financial support today, and we certainly understand.  We are always thankful for your support in whatever form it may take.

We hope you are safe and healthy, and we want you to know that we are all in this together!

 

Bermuda Red Cross

Serving Bermuda Since 1950

Trusted globally   ♦    Focused locally    ♦   Responding impartially

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