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Canadians impacted by disasters are going digital, Red Cross study confirms

June 21, 2018 - As Canadians face a growing number of disasters and emergencies across the country, they are increasingly turning to digital alerts for accurate information and services, according to Information in Disasters, a new study conducted by the Canadian Red Cross.
 
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Nine Banks Unite To Support Canadian Red Cross’ British Columbia Flood Relief Efforts

May 18, 2018 - TORONTO – With flood levels in areas of British Columbia at their highest level in 70 years and no sign of receding, nine banks have come together to accept customer donations at branch locations across Canada to help the Canadian Red Cross deliver immediate and long-lasting relief for those affected.
 
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Financial aid to residents impacted by New Brunswick flood

May 16, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced direct financial assistance to eligible New Brunswickers impacted by the spring flood, providing $300 per household. These funds are not intended to replace losses but to help meet basic needs that each recipient household can determine for themselves.
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Banks Rally Together To Support Canadian Red Cross’ New Brunswick Flood Relief Efforts

May 09, 2018 - TORONTO – Ten banks have come together to help the Canadian Red Cross provide immediate and long-lasting relief for those affected by flooding in New Brunswick. Support includes opening branch locations and online networks for donations, providing corporate contributions totaling approximately $100,000, mobilizing employee fundraising and other important initiatives led by individual banks.
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New Red Cross Pink Day shirt introduced

January 10, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross wants you to be someone’s hero when you witness bullying in a school, on the playground or in workplaces. The hashtag #BeSomeonesHero and a comic book font highlight the superhero theme of the iconic Pink Day T-shirt revealed by the Red Cross today.
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Business owners suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

November 29, 2017 - Small business owners who suffered financial and business losses following British Columbia’s worst wildfire season can now apply for additional financial assistance.
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Survey reveals a year of disasters has Canadians wanting to give back

November 27, 2017 - A new Ipsos survey for the Canadian Red Cross finds that in light of the numerous disasters in Canada and abroad last year, most Canadians (63 per cent) feel compelled to donate to charity or volunteer their time as we approach this holiday season. Nearly half of Canadians (44 per cent) want to help both those in need in Canada and in other parts of the world, while 52 per cent feel strongly about giving here at home.
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Canadian Red Cross welcomes Government of Canada support to Myanmar refugee crisis

October 31, 2017 - The Government of Canada today announced that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between August 25 and November 28, 2017, the Government of Canada will contribute an equivalent amount to the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund. 
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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross Hurricane Irma Appeal

September 15, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that six banks in Canada will be accepting financial donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Irma.
 
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Red Cross responds to Hurricane Irma

September 07, 2017 - The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane that has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Caribbean. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. 
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