Red Cross seeks volunteers for loan service

The medical equipment loan program has recently lost several of its helpers.

The Abbotsford Red Cross has recently lost a number of its volunteers, leaving the depot understaffed.

The branch is open between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, with volunteers working two-hour shifts, but if the shortage of help persists, the doors could be closed several days a week or more. The depot loans walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and bath stools.

Volunteers sanitize returned equipment, and generally do a one-hour shift per week.

Potential volunteers can find application forms at the local depot at 2316 McCallum Rd.

Afterwards, they must undergo a police check, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Red Cross.

For more information, call 604-556-3526.