The Simcoe Muskoka branch of the Canadian Red Cross made it into the headlines over the holiday season, not for the great work that they do but because of the vandalism to one of their transport vehicles.

Officials informed the Simcoe Review that clients of the transportation program were accommodated following the incidents, with very few cancellations. The vehicle in question was a loaner from the Toronto branch and they are currently working to find a replacement for the office impacted by the situation.

The Red Cross offers a variety of community and relief services, including an anti-bullying campaign, Pink Day, on Feb. 28. Thousands of schools and individuals across the country will join the Red Cross in standing up against bullying and the issues related to it. Pink Day encourages everyone to speak up and address bullying they witness in schools, playgrounds and on the web.

It was started by two students, Travis Price and David Shepherd, who witnessed another student at their Nova Scotia high school being bullied for wearing pink. Since then the campaign has grown to become a movement that is celebrated in February and April by different groups, organizations and individuals worldwide.

For information on how to get involved, visit: www.redcross.ca

Photo: Red Cross Pink Day 2017 taken from their Facebook page.

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