Supporting Canadian Red Cross and B.C. Fires Appeal
Co-op has been a long-time partner of the Canadian Red Cross because of their commitment to support Western Canadian communities in times of crisis.
In 2018, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) committed to providing the Canadian Red Cross with a $1 million donation over five years, on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System.
Alongside FCL’s commitment, many local Co-ops have shown their support for the Canadian Red Cross in times of need. In many cases, local Co-ops have initiated customer donation campaigns, donated food and drinks, allowed employees time off to volunteer, and kept their doors open to provide relief and support in uncertain times.
In 2021, in response to the nearly 1,200 wildfires burning throughout British Columbia, many local Co-ops supported the Canadian Red Cross through till donation campaigns and other fundraisers. To date, local Co-ops have raised over $12,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’ B.C. Fires Appeal, which provides emergency relief to thousands of B.C. residents.
This generous gift would not have been possible without the help of amazing Co-op members who gave so generously to their local Co-op’s fundraising efforts. This donation to the Canadian Red Cross will directly impact Western Canadians when help is needed most.