During the week of May 30 – June 6, 2021, I will be walking to support The Canadian Red Cross -Newfoundland and Labrador, NLCU Charitable Foundation’s Charity of Choice. Funds raised by this year's Walk-A-Thon will help support their HELP Program which provides free loans of wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and other mobility equipment to seniors and those recovering from injury/surgery.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, The Canadian Red Cross complete these loans by way of no contact transfers which means there is no opportunity for the public to make donations to the program. In the past year, they have loaned out 6,864 pieces of equipment, so it is evident the program is very much needed here in our province. Your support will help to ensure the continuation of this program for our local seniors and others that avail.