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Canadian Red Cross Announces 2018 Humanitarian Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador

May 23, 2018 - Business leader John Steele and anti-bullying advocate Lynelle Cantwell will receive the 2018 Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador.  
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What I wish I had known: Advice for new volunteers

April 18, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross provides communities with support and assistance however our work is only possible with our dedicated volunteers.
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Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

April 15, 2018 - At the Red Cross, we are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their invaluable work and see their passion in helping others every day. Learn more about why they dedicate their time and efforts into helping others.
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How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

January 15, 2018 - When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 
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International Volunteer Day: Why volunteer at the Red Cross?

December 05, 2017 - Volunteering is one of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles. You could say it’s part of the DNA of the organization. We wanted to share a few of the reasons why Canadian Red Cross volunteers dedicate so much of their time helping others.
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Red Cross and Walmart help families impacted by fire in Newfoundland

October 27, 2016 - In the middle of the night on Sunday, October 9, a house fire left six people in Bishop’s Falls without a home. Luckily, the residents of the small town in Newfoundland all had places they could stay that night. That morning, Thanksgiving, the local Red Cross was called. 
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Red Cross support comes full circle for volunteer in Fort McMurray

June 15, 2016 - In 2009, the Red Cross was there for Jillian Mullowney. Now a disaster management volunteer, Jillian shares her inspiration for working with the Red Cross, her experience helping support those impacted by the Alberta fires, and the day everything came full circle. 

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Dedicated to disaster recovery: A red crosser's story

December 27, 2014 - From Nicaragua to Newfoundland and on to Alberta, Aliusha Benoit follows her heart when communities need help, particularly after a disaster. It isn’t always the easiest path to travel, but since Aly first joined the Red Cross as a disaster relief volunteer in Nicaragua more than 20 years ago, she wouldn’t live any other way.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Fifty years of volunteering keeps Florence Barron fit

June 23, 2014 - For Canadian Red Cross volunteer Florence Barron, 76, running and swimming keep her physically healthy while giving her free time to volunteering keeps her mentally healthy. Florence has been volunteering for the past 50 years, recently receiving the Order of the Red Cross.              
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National Volunteer Week profile: Oliver Whelan

April 07, 2014 -

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.

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