Red Cross Stories : Nova Scotia

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Nova Scotia

Proud to put on the vest and answer the call to volunteer

April 15, 2018 - Thirteen years ago, Karen Saulnier looked into volunteering to help people and make a difference in her community.  The Canadian Red Cross is grateful for her many contributions to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross.
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Online search finds a Red Cross treasure

December 19, 2017 - What began as an online search for a mannequin to be used in a small display of historical items at our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, building has reacquainted us with a long-retired volunteer who had an exceptional history with the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia.
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The Halifax Explosion: birth of Canadian Red Cross disaster response

December 06, 2017 - The Halifax Explosion marked the first Canadian Red Cross involvement in domestic disaster relief – an activity that would become a core element of its work and continues to this day.  
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National Volunteer Week profile: Krista McNutt

April 11, 2014 -

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

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Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.
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Woman benefits from Canadian Red Cross assistance

May 03, 2013 - For one woman who fled from her native country of Kosovo, the Canadian Red Cross' assistance provided relief and resources when she needed them most.
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Youth support the emergency response training centre in Nova Scotia

April 03, 2013 - In an effort to help the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia, youth, like Halifax high school student Samantha Miller, became involved with the Red Cross Cold Campout.
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Red Cross helps displaced residents of Amherst find shelter after fire

September 11, 2012 - A devastating fire on August 26 that began in an apartment complex in Amherst, Nova Scotia, has left nearly 40 people homeless and the community reeling.
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Community health programs improve lives of seniors

August 21, 2012 - Is there a senior citizen in your life who is struggling with a serious medical issue or is unable to meet the financial demands of living independently?
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