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Canadian Red Cross welcomes the Government of Canada support to wildfire recovery

July 23, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement of support for community recovery as individuals, families and communities return home. 
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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal

July 13, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks in Canada will be accepting financial donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to the thousands of British Columbians impacted by the fires burning in the province.
 
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Canadian Red Cross welcomes Province of B.C. support to wildfire response

July 10, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes the Province of British Columbia’s announced $100 million fund to provide assistance to the thousands of British Columbians impacted by the fires burning in the province. With the fires still raging and communities on alert, help is needed now and in the weeks and months ahead.
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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross Africa Drought Appeal

June 02, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that eight banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by a combination of drought and conflict resulting in a severe food crisis across Africa.
 
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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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