World Red Cross Day 6@9

Come celebrate with us the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day !

The Red Cross Young Leaders invite you to celebrate the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on Wednesday, May 8th at 6PM at the BROOKE Restaurant + Bar of Hotel 10, located at 8 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal.

A portion of the proceeds raised during this event will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to help pursue its mission to meet people’s basic needs each time a disaster strikes. Although we frequently hear of the Red Cross when disasters occur abroad, it is important to know that each day, in Québec, its volunteers support a number of families that are victims of unfortunate incidents. In 2012 only, the Red Cross helped approximately 5,000 people, including more than 1,000 children.

Internationally, the Red Cross and the Red Crescent intervene not only when disasters strike, but are also called for support when armed conflicts, extreme drought or food emergencies occur. No matter the situation, these organisations will be to help civilians maintain or recover their dignity.

According to recent statistics, the number of natural disasters is expected to increase in the next few years. However, we can never really know when wars and conflicts will take place. By donating to the Red Cross, we ensure that the organisation will be adequately prepared when these types of situations happen.

Your presence at next Wednesday’s event is important to us. It will not only demonstrate your solidarity towards the Young Leaders but foremost, it will help our group raise money to support the actions of the Red Cross.

We hope to see you there!

And before we forget: there will be some great prizes to win and maybe even some other surprises!