Red Cross Stories : Quebec

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Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

May 18, 2017 - Thanks to this generosity, the Red Cross is able to provide direct financial assistance in the form of electronic cash transfers to households that have been impacted by severe flooding in Quebec and Ontario.
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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

May 05, 2017 - Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.
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Red Cross volunteers provide care and assistance after fire destroys Quebec family’s home

January 27, 2017 - On a Sunday in October 2016, Cindy Baillargeon was stirred from her sleep by a 6 a.m. phone call.
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A community health project

July 22, 2016 - In collaboration with the Le Granit healthcare and social services centre, the Red Cross developed a community health project in Lac-Mégantic for seniors, adults with a loss of independence, and their caregivers. The project is based on the existing Red Cross Arts and Crafts program. 
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Support for schools

July 22, 2016 - In the last three years, the Red Cross has contributed to 12 education projects. Isabelle Dagneau, Director of Complementary Education and Special Education Services at the Hauts-Cantons School Board, explained how the projects made a difference in Lac-Mégantic. 
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A miraculous survival thanks to first aid

September 11, 2015 - Josée Cloutier and her husband are motorcycle enthusiasts and like to hit the road in their free time. "I love discovering new destinations. It's a real sense of escape, my way of enjoying life," she said.
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The Le Granit CSSS: deeply rooted in the Lac-Mégantic community

July 15, 2015 -

Since the emergency phase, the Le Granit CSSS and the Red Cross have been pooling their efforts: CSSS psychosocial responders were present at Red Cross facilities to quickly assist people in distress. 


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A new space for La Boîte Verte

July 15, 2015 -

La Boîte Verte, a solidarity cooperative and health food store, stood in the heart of downtown Lac-Mégantic. Since it was located within the zone affected by the events of July 6, the store was no longer accessible. 


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Going home with the Home Project

July 15, 2015 -

Each year, business students at the École d'entrepreneurship de Beauce must take on an entrepreneurial challenge within the community. On July 6, 2013, a terrible tragedy struck Lac-Mégantic. Among the victims were Gaétan Lafontaine, one of the leaders who attended that very school, and his wife Joanie Turmel. 


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A model of perserverance

July 15, 2015 -

Geneviève Boulanger and her husband had barely finished unpacking the last few boxes when their house was destroyed on the night of July 6, 2013. They had bought an ancestral home near the lake the previous summer.


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