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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

The Red Cross announces details of its assistance program for Lac-Mégantic

July 24, 2013 - Thanks to the generosity of Canadians and businesses that have so far contributed $7,2 million to assist the Lac-Mégantic community, the Red Cross has developed an assistance program for those affected by the disaster.
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Red Cross outlines plan for donor dollars for recovery phase in Alberta

July 18, 2013 - Canadian Red Cross today outlined how it will use generous donor dollars to help affected Albertans transition from the relief to the recovery phase following the devastating floods.
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The Red Cross outlines its assistance program in support of those affected by the disaster in Lac-Mégantic

July 17, 2013 - The Red Cross is embarking on another stage in its assistance to those affected by the disaster in Lac-Mégantic: outlining its assistance program.
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The Red Cross is mobilizing its resources to assist those affected by the disaster in Lac-Mégantic

July 08, 2013 - Since Saturday, July 6, the Red Cross has been mobilizing teams of volunteers and deploying emergency equipment in Lac-Mégantic in support of the municipality and public authorities as they assist evacuees in the wake of the huge fire following a train derailment.
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Red Cross in Lac Mégantic to Come to the Aid of Evacuated People

July 06, 2013 - The Red Cross is mobilising volunteer teams and deploying emergency material in Lac Mégantic, to assist public authorities and come to the aid of people evacuated following the major fire caused by Saturday morning's train explosion.

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Red Cross celebrates Canada Day by supporting flood-affected Albertans

July 02, 2013 - There’s nothing more Canadian than helping others, and that is exactly what Canadian Red Cross volunteers did as they continued to actively support ongoing relief efforts for those affected by the Alberta floods. 

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Forest fires in Northern Quebec: 250 residents from the village of Eastmain preventatively evacuated by the Red Cross

June 29, 2013 - Since yesterday morning, a team of volunteer responders from the Canadian Red Cross, Quebec Zone, have been supporting the people evacuated from the Eastmain Cree reserve in Northern Quebec.
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20 volunteers from the Quebec Zone of the Canadian Red Cross to provide assistance to their colleagues in Alberta

June 28, 2013 - 20 volunteers from the Quebec Zone of the Canadian Red Cross to provide assistance to their colleagues in Alberta

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Red Cross announces community outreach strategy for those affected by Alberta floods

June 27, 2013 -

Canadian Red Cross today outlined how it will help affected residents recover from the largest floods in Alberta’s history.


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Banks in Canada accepting donations for Red Cross flood relief efforts in Alberta

June 26, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of the Red Cross response to the flooding in Alberta. The flooding has impacted multiple Albertan communities, causing states of local emergency and evacuations, and has affected more than 175,000 people.
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