LETTERS: Use a local illustration


Re: Online question of the week, May 15-21.


Re: Online question of the week, May 15-21.

Online Question of the week

I cannot tell you my surprise and disappointment when I picked up your May 20 issue and saw the American Red Cross photo in your question of the week: “Have the earthquakes in Nepal prompted you to better-prepare for a disaster locally?”

I would be the first to say Red Cross does great work – but “American Red Cross”?

Right here in Surrey we have one of the largest branches for St. John Ambulance, B.C. and Yukon.

They give emergency and first-aid training and sell emergency-preparedness kits. They are currently running a blog on how to be prepared in your home.

Last year, St. John Ambulance in Surrey trained over 7,500 students. They have 52 adult brigade volunteers, 40 youth volunteers and 48 therapy-dog handlers. These volunteers served over 16,000 hours in the Surrey community in 2014 including 88 events by the Adult Brigade where they treated 385 patients for injuries.

T. Craig Wilson, Surrey



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