Canadian Red Cross secures funding for new building in PEI

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A new provincial headquarters for the Canadian Red Cross disaster operations and programs and services will be built in Prince Edward Island, reports DailyBusinessBuzz.

Construction tenders closed recently and a contract will be awarded this month for a new provincial headquarters.For more than 70 years, the Canadian Red Cross in PEI has been headquartered in a Victorian-era, three-storey house on Prince Street in Charlottetown.

The organization has secured funding for new building. The federal government, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, has provided an investment of $350,000, while the province, through the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, has invested $300,000 in the project.

In addition, a committee of Red Cross volunteers led by Charlottetown entrepreneur Kent Scales was successful in raising more $400,000 through corporate, foundation and individual support.

The new facility is expected to open next spring/summer.

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