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Canadian Red Cross in the News
Red Cross supports communities impacted by wildfires in BC

August 17, 2015 - As much of British Columbia continues to experience one of the hottest and driest summers in history, the Canadian Red Cross is scaling up its efforts to help people affected by fast-spreading wildfires.   
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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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The Red Cross continues to assist in Lac-Mégantic

July 02, 2015 - Two years will soon have passed since the tragic events in Lac-Mégantic, and the Red Cross continues to help the community get back on its feet. To date, 3,236 people have received Red Cross assistance, including children who have lost one or both parents, workers and students who have lost their jobs, as well as the owners of businesses affected by the disaster. Support has also been provided to 232 businesses, 17 non-profit organizations and over 150 projects. 
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New friendly visiting program seeks volunteers

June 15, 2015 - (Yorkton, June 15, 2015) A new service being launched by the Canadian Red Cross in the Yorkton area this fall is recruiting volunteers.
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Gala benefit for the Red Cross in Quebec: $700,000 raised for emergency relief operations

May 21, 2015 - Montreal, May 21, 2015 – Guests attending the annual fundraiser for the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross had the privilege of being transported to the heart of Marrakesh as Montreal’s New City Gas was clothed in Moroccan finery for the occasion. This colourful event raised $700,000 to support disaster response operations in Quebec. The financial information was disclosed by the co-chairs of the organizing committee including Norman Steinberg, Global Vice-Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank, and honorary chair Michèle Dionne, a Red Cross volunteer. 
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Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal

April 29, 2015 -

(Ottawa, April 29, 2015) - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in communities affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.  

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Red Cross Responds to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

April 25, 2015 - (Ottawa, April 25, 2015) The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, causing widespread devastation. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Canadian Red Cross honours its volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 13, 2015 - This week, the Canadian Red Cross honours its volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18.
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Typhoon Maysak

April 02, 2015 - As Typhoon Maysak continues on its path towards the Philippines, the Red Cross is supporting affected individuals and remains on alert.
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Aviva Canada partners with the Canadian Red Cross to support disaster preparedness and response through the Ready When the Time Comes program

March 31, 2015 -

(OTTAWA, March 31, 2015) Aviva Canada has become the first insurance company to join as National Corporate Partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program, committing over $500,000 to the partnership over the next three years. 

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