Agency promotes gift of life

North Okanagan residents are encouraged to give the gift of life this Christmas.

North Okanagan residents are encouraged to give the gift of life this Christmas.

St. John Ambulance, a non-profit agency, believes a gift alternative this holiday season is first aid kits and first aid training.

“They say that the giver cares about your safety and well-being, and they provide the peace of mind of knowing you’ve got the supplies and knowledge to handle a crisis,” said Jeff Nelson, branch manager.

“Last but not least, they give you that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting an important local non-profit agency that’s serving your community.”

Got a serious pet-lover on your list? St. John Ambulance has pet first aid kits that come with mini pet first aid manuals.

They’ve got your boat-fanatics covered with marine first aid kits, and exercise enthusiasts can receive the sport first aid kit.

“I, personally, enjoy the idea of gift certificates for CPR courses,” Nelson said.

For more information, contact North Okanagan/Shuswap St. John Ambulance at 250-545-4200.