The Canadian Red Cross says it needs more disaster volunteers in the province, including locations in Northeastern Nova Scotia. The agency’s disaster management
coordinator for Nova Scotia, Nick Williams says these volunteers would serve in a variety of roles.
Williams says there’s also opportunities for volunteer deployments elsewhere in the country. He says some Nova Scotia volunteers have been part of the Red Cross response to support evacuees from wildfires in British Columbia last summer and Fort McMurray in 2016
Volunteers must be 19 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, a clear criminal reference check, complete first aid and other specialized disaster training.
A family of four has been displaced by a fire on Sunday morning that caused major damage to their bungalow in St. Peter’s.
No one was injured in the blaze that occurred at 7:30 a.m at 811 Highway 247.
Disaster volunteers from the Canadian Red Cross have arranged emergency lodging, food, and clothing purchases for a couple and their two daughters aged 11 and 12.
The family was also provided with blankets, personal-care kits, as well as comfort toys for the girls.