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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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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Canadian Red Cross announces Support to Small Business and Community Partnerships Funding from Province of BC

August 14, 2017 - Thanks to funding from the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Red Cross has launched two programs to support communities impacted by the fires in B.C. 
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Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 - Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support.
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Small Businesses Receive Second Phase of Financial Assistance after the Alberta Wildfires

February 22, 2017 - More than 1,600 eligible small businesses are receiving financial assistance after the second phase of the Canadian Red CrossSupport to Small Business Program.
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Red Cross Distributes $30 Million to Evacuees in Just One Day

May 13, 2016 - In just one day, more than half of the $50 million offered by the Canadian Red Cross to help people affected by the Alberta wildfires has already reached thousands of families in need of basic items during this difficult time.
 
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Banks Accepting Donations for Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

May 06, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that 10 banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by the massive wildfires in Alberta.
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How Canadian Red Cross assists communities following a disaster

May 06, 2016 - Red Cross community initiatives strengthen or reinstate local services such as food banks, youth and seniors’ programs, sport and recreational activities, community centres, and other gathering places. 
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Canadian Red Cross responds to fires in Alberta

May 04, 2016 - Massive wildfires have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta history with more than 70,000 individuals displaced due to evacuation orders. 
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The Red Cross Reports on the Magog Floods Fund

July 21, 2015 - Today, the Canadian Red Cross Quebec Zone and the City of Magog are releasing a report detailling the use of funds raised and the assistance offered to the community of Magog after the floods on September 2, 2013. 
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