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

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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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Rebuilding after the Alberta Floods: Demolition party in Erlton, Calgary

June 13, 2014 - Not many people would celebrate the demolition of their home. But any sadness felt by Mona and John Hayes as a massive backhoe plowed under their flood-damaged house in Calgary has swiftly been replaced by feelings of gratitude and celebration. 
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Alberta flood outreach continues: Going door to door

May 22, 2014 -

On doorsteps once submerged by floodwaters, Alberta residents and the Canadian Red Cross now trade advice and hugs for those feeling anxious this spring. (Photo:  © 2014 J. Keith Howie / Paragon Corporation Inc.)


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