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Canadian Red Cross in the News
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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Syria crisis: A call to support and protect women coping with the effects of conflict in Syria

March 13, 2015 - As the Syria crisis enters its fifth year in March 2015, the Canadian Red Cross joins International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners in calling for greater efforts to protect and support Syrian women and girls, in particular, who are exposed to multiple forms of violence and who badly need access to critical healthcare services. 

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Red Cross reveals new design for iconic pink shirt

February 24, 2015 -

REGINA, February 24, 2015 – A fresh, bold look for the iconic pink shirt is being revealed for Red Cross Day of Pink. 
“We’ve gone to a much darker pink than in previous years and we also feature a large Imagine No Bullying statement on the back of the shirt,” said Richard Kies, Provincial Development Manager for the Red Cross in Saskatchewan.

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Red Cross searching for next Humanitarian Award recipients

January 21, 2015 -

(Regina, January 21, 2015) The Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan is once again asking the public for nominations for the prestigious Young Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Humanitarian of the Year Award. These awards will be presented at the Red Cross Power of Humanity Gala happening in November 2015. 

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Canadian Red Cross responding to individuals affected by two apartment fires in Regina

January 09, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is prepared to assist families affected by two separate apartment fires that occurred on Friday, Jan. 9, in Regina. A reception centre has been set up at the Quality Inn at 1717 Victoria Avenue.

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One in two people in Haiti has received Red Cross assistance over the past five years

January 08, 2015 - It has been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti, leading to the largest single country response in Red Cross history. While much progress has been made following the disaster on January 12, 2010, the Canadian Red Cross continues its long-term recovery efforts to help Haitians rebuild and strengthen their communities.
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Red Cross reveals winning Day of Pink T-Shirt design

January 08, 2015 - The thousands of Manitobans who will be wearing Canadian Red Cross Day of Pink T-shirts on April 8 now know exactly what those shirts will look like, as the winning design for the shirts was unveiled today.
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