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Canadian Red Cross in the News
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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Red Cross announces pilot project to assist seniors in rural communities maintain independence

March 23, 2015 -

(Regina, March 23, 2015) - The Canadian Red Cross is announcing a Friendly Visiting pilot program to combat seniors’ isolation. The Red Cross and the project’s founding partner, SecurTek, will officially launch the program in Yorkton this fall, with plans to expand to Preeceville, Norquay, Ituna, Melville, Langenburg and Churchbridge.

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Plans announced for Red Cross Day of Pink

March 18, 2015 - REGINA, March 18, 2015 – Major student rallies in Regina and Saskatoon, bullying prevention presentations by specially trained Saskatchewan Roughriders, and a visit by Pink Shirt Day Co-founder Travis Price are all part of 2015 Red Cross Day of Pink on April 1.
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One of Saskatchewan's oldest lotteries continues to help the most vulnerable

March 17, 2015 - (REGINA, March 16, 2015) For the past 29 years, the Great Saskatchewan Red Cross Lottery has helped people across the province affected by disaster. Tickets for the lottery are on sale now and can be purchased by calling toll-free 1-800-667-9941.
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Red Cross Aid Flows in Wake of Devastating Cyclone Pam

March 15, 2015 - (Ottawa, March 15, 2015) The category five cyclone that slammed into the Vanuatu archipelago on March 13, 2015 has left thousands of people in need of shelter, water and first aid. The damage is extensive, with homes destroyed, power and communications down and vital infrastructure impacted. As the full picture of the storm’s destruction comes into focus, the Red Cross is delivering aid to those in need.
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