The Belize Red Cross – San Pedro Branch has commenced its work in San Pedro and its first order of work was to place donation boxes around town to collect funds for the society and to help serve others. The official placing of the donation boxes took place on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the San Pedro Tropic Air Terminal.
Belize Red Cross representative Laurie Norton was on hand to officially present the boxes to the President of Tropic Air, Mr. John Greif III. Tropic Air has pledged to place as many boxes needed by the Red Cross at their various terminals country wide.
The Belize Red Cross has been very appreciative of the favorable response since the San Pedro Branch reopened, and would like to thank its members and the following businesses for their ongoing support. Tropic Air, Scotia Bank, Legends Burger House, Changes in Latitudes Bed & Breakfast and La Isla Store.
Belize Red Cross Donation Boxes
By agreeing to display donation boxes in their locations, these businesses are helping Belize Red Cross become more financially stable so that it can continue to maintain its core programs. It is important for the Belize Red Cross to maintain sold ground financially especially with another hurricane season upon us.
Belize Red Cross is proud to be able to include San Pedro as this community and your donations go a long way to achieving this. Other core programs that run year round include First Aid and Community First Aid trainings, HIV & AIDS peer education, Psychological support, feeding programs, social assistance to fire victims and the disadvantaged.
For more information on how you can donate or become a member of the San Pedro branch of the Belize Red Cross, contact Laurie Norton at 600-0837.