• Mario Carr

Potential Canadian Red Cross fundraising fraud


There's always someone trying to destroy a good thing. If someone has approached you claiming they are fundraising for the Red Cross beware.

The Canadian Red Cross has received reports of door to door fundraisers claiming they are from the Canadian Red Cross. However, the organization is not currently conducting any door to door fundraising campaigns in Burlington. Canadian Red Cross volunteers are currently visiting homes in flood-affected areas to conduct impact assessments.

The Red Cross recognizes that at times community groups, with the best of intentions, may undertake fundraising initiatives on behalf of the organization. In these situations, an approval process is required. and groups interested in fundraising contact the organization prior to proceeding.

Any door to door fundraising on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross is conducted by canvassers who are easily identified and carry literature and official identification. If you have concerns at any time regarding fundraising activity please contact the local Red Cross office at 905-637-5664.

The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 189 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

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