Volunteers sought for Emergency Social Services

Emergency Social Services in Parksville and Qualicum Beach meeting on March 1; hope to attract new volunteers.

PARKSVILLE -There will be an information session March 1 at the Parksville fire hall, hosted by Oceanside Emergency Social Services, as they seek out new volunteers from the community.

The Emergency Social Services (ESS) program provides short term disaster relief across British Columbia in the event of fires, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. Oceanside ESS depends on community volunteers to plan and provide for the essential needs of individuals, families and response workers. This may include food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and finding loved ones. The task of planning for disasters requires energy and creativity and depends on the commitment and dedication of many volunteers.

Please consider attending one of the information sessions on March 1, at either 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. to find out how you can help in an emergency.

For information contac Tom Williams, Oceanside Emergency Social Services, oess@shaw.ca or 250-954-3411.

— Submitted by the City of Parksville/OESS