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Canadian Red Cross in the News
Be a better boater this summer

June 01, 2017 - Every year hundreds of Canadians die tragically in boating incidents - the overwhelming majority of those who drowned were not wearing a lifejacket.   As we head into the summer months, many Canadians will be heading out on to the water to enjoy some of our most beautiful lakes.  The Canadian Red Cross believes all boaters regardless of swimming ability need to wear a properly fitting lifejacket, appropriate to the activity in which they are participating. 
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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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Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

May 18, 2017 - Thanks to the generous support from Canadians, the Red Cross will provide direct financial assistance totalling $4 million to households impacted by the flooding in Quebec and Ontario – over half of the funds raised to date. Eligible registered households will receive $600 to help purchase what they urgently need during this very difficult time.
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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross Spring Floods Appeal

May 11, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that ten banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by flooding in Quebec and several other provinces across Canada.
 
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Canadian Red Cross responds to flooding across Canada

May 08, 2017 - The Red Cross is launching an appeal for financial donations to help Canadian individuals, families, and communities affected by flooding in Quebec and several other provinces across Canada. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes as the situation continues to unfold across the country.
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Agreement establishes CCM as Red Cross Training Partner

May 06, 2017 - Chinese Christian Mission (CCM) Canada and Canadian Red Cross signed a memorandum of understanding today that will bring Red Cross first aid training to more people. 
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Help the Canadian Red Cross choose their Humanitarians of the Year

May 02, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan is seeking nominations from the public for its Young Humanitarian Award and the Humanitarian Award. These awards will be presented at the Red Cross Power of Humanity Gala in October 2017 in Regina.
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One year later: Red Cross remains committed to recovery in Fort McMurray

April 24, 2017 - Almost one year ago, the people of the Wood Buffalo region were fleeing as wildfires tore through their communities and homes. In the months following the disaster, an unprecedented $323 million was donated by individuals, community groups and companies across Canada, including matching funds from the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta, to directly help those affected by the fires. The Red Cross has spent and committed $244 million to date, which represents 75 per cent of the total funds.
 
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Walmart and its customers coming together for Canadians

April 20, 2017 - Walmart’s annual campaign for disaster relief and preparedness raised a record setting total of $3.27 million for the Canadian Red Cross this year, including an $818,000 contribution from Walmart. 
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Red Cross Pink Day spurs thousands to stand for respect

February 22, 2017 - Today, Saskatchewan is taking a stand for respect during national Red Cross Pink Day. 
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