Blue Cross for Red Cross in response to conflict with UkraineWednesday, Mar 2, 2022
Blue Cross plans across Canada are giving $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
Together with the world, we’re observing the events in Ukraine unfold with shock and disbelief. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people of Ukraine, and to our colleagues who may be worried about friends and loved ones impacted by this senseless act of aggression.
Supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine
To support the humanitarian efforts, Blue Cross plans across Canada are coming together to donate $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and their Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.
These funds will be used to support immediate and ongoing relief efforts and other critical humanitarian activities, both in Ukraine and in surrounding countries.
Mental health support is available
We recognize this situation and the images coming out of Ukraine can be very upsetting, causing feelings of uncertainty in an already challenging time.
As a reminder to Pacific Blue Cross members, you have access to mental health support and other resources for your health and wellbeing through your benefits plan.
You can make a difference, too
Money raised will enable the Red Cross to respond to humanitarian needs generated by almost eight years of conflict, as well as preparedness and response efforts due to heightened tensions in Ukraine.
For those interested in donating, visit the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal or text UKRAINE (all capitals) to 20222 to make a $10 donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. We hope for their safety and a peaceful resolution.