Red Cross Stories : Alberta (Page 4)

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Alberta

Red Cross volunteers called to action for Alberta floods

June 23, 2013 - The call for assistance went out on Thursday evening at 11 p.m. The next day, a team of Canadian Red Cross disaster management volunteers had gathered at the Edmonton Red Cross office – bags packed and ready to go.

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Red Cross Responding to Alberta Flooding

June 21, 2013 - Severe flooding is impacting several communities in Southern Alberta including the city of Calgary, prompting authorities to declare a state of local emergency and order evacuations. In addition to evacuations, power has been shut off for many residents and there are road closures throughout the region.

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Mobile home in Alberta destroyed by fire

April 22, 2013 - Jerry Kachenko was in bed on March 3, when her husband, Norm, woke her up at approximately 1:30 a.m., telling her that a fire had broken out in their mobile home.
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Calgary couple makes an impact as volunteers for the Canadian Red Cross

February 01, 2013 - For Marcie and Dave Jensen, volunteering has provided a way in which they can assist people affected by life-changing incidents and share new experiences as a couple.
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Mom makes a difference as a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross

December 31, 2012 - Violence and abuse prevention through education is one of the guiding principles of the Canadian Red Cross.
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Canadian Red Cross volunteer saves New Jersey man from choking

December 07, 2012 - Dedicated volunteers like Susan play an essential role in the Canadian Red Cross' efforts to help communities affected by emergencies and disasters.
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Red Cross comes to the aid of residents displaced by Edmonton fire

September 21, 2012 - More than 30 people were forced to evacuate from an apartment building in west Edmonton, Alberta, after a fire broke out on September 2.
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Community housing programs help keep low-income residents from homelessness

September 04, 2012 - Organizations like the Canadian Red Cross can serve a much-needed purpose, helping low-income individuals, families and youngsters gain access to vital housing services.
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Community Projects Fund restores morale following northern Alberta wildfires

August 29, 2012 - The massive wildfires that swept through central and northern Alberta in 2011 left a path of destruction in their wake, decimating the town of Slave Lake and forcing approximately 7,000 people to abandon their homes and seek shelter in safer areas.
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Residents of Alberta remember 1987 tornado

August 13, 2012 - When dark skies turn to hail, torrential rains and, ultimately, a tornado, the experience can stick in the minds of community members for years.
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