Red Cross opens Resiliency Centre in Hosmer

The Red Cross opened a Resiliency Centre in the Hosmer Community Centre this morning.

  • Jun. 30, 2013 2:00 p.m.

By Nicole Liebermann

The Red Cross opened a Resiliency Centre in the Hosmer Community Centre this morning. Operating from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. over the next seven days, the centre will assist the community while it recovers from the recent flooding events.

The Red Cross will be assisting the Regional District of East Kootenay in performing a needs analysis for people impacted by flooding. They will be manning the facility for one-on-one needs assessments with affected residents. There will also be a field team conducting outreach to citizens outside of the Hosmer area across the Elk Valley.

Anyone unable to get to the Resiliency Centre can call 250-423-3138 during operational hours and a needs analysis team will arrange for a home visit. The Red Cross will be putting people in touch with any services they require, as well as offering supplies to help them through the recovery process.

The centre has been approved for seven days and will be evaluated after the first five to determine if an extension is required.