Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 2)

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Red Cross volunteers assist Saskatchewan families heading home

July 28, 2015 - Saskatchewan families finally able to return home after general evacuation order for last two communities under forest fire threat is lifted.  
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Red Cross provides relief as Saskatchewan fires force 13,000 from homes

July 09, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross has assisted more than 7,800 people affected by the Saskatchewan wildfires so far. Those affected are having their basic needs provided for at shelters in both Saskatchewan and Alberta with items such as cots, blankets, hygiene kits and nutritious meals.
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Alberta Flood Permit Grant Program extended through 2015

January 05, 2015 - It's a Christmas present Janet Boyd has been waiting for. The Calgary senior’s home, is finally rebuilt 18 months after the Alberta floods destroyed it. 
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Holiday Help in High River

December 15, 2014 - With the holiday season approaching, many High River families are still reeling financially as they try to put their lives back together after the Alberta floods of 2013.

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High River home repairs

November 14, 2014 -

Chuck Shifflett’s house stood for more than a century in High River until last year’s floods nearly swept it into the history books.

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Rebuilding After the Alberta Floods: Flood Permit Grant Program

September 18, 2014 - More than a year after the Alberta floods, a Calgary senior feels hopeful for the first time as re-building finally begins on her home. (Photo credit: J. Keith Howie)
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Stay in school: Backpacks for children

September 16, 2014 - Settling six children in Calgary schools this fall is an ongoing challenge for Chasity Daniels as she struggles to find a large, affordable home in the city’s tight rental market. Last year’s Alberta floods damaged the family’s home on the Siksika Nation and eventually forced them to move.  So, the recent offer of bright, new backpacks filled with school supplies was a welcome surprise.
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Manitoba Flood Response buoyed by lead gift from MTS

July 15, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross received a boost to flood response efforts in Manitoba with a $25,000 lead gift from MTS. The funds will support relief and recovery efforts aiding flood-affected communities throughout the province.
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Walmart, RBC and BMO support Red Cross response to flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

July 08, 2014 - National corporate partners like Walmart Canada and RBC; and corporate donors like BMO are helping the Canadian Red Cross assist those affected by flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Walmart is providing water and clean up supplies to meet immediate needs; RBC is accepting donations at Saskatchewan and Manitoba locations and has made a $30,000 donation. BMO has announced a $25,000 donation to help the response.

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Alberta Floods: Red Cross supports Neighbour Day celebrations

June 27, 2014 - Because Red Cross recognizes the importance of community spirit, resiliency and the contribution of volunteers, it offered small grants to flood-impacted community associations organizing Neighbour Day events in Calgary. 
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