Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 3)

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

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sadness felt by Mona and John Hayes as a massive backhoe plowed under their flood-damaged house in Calgary has swiftly been replaced by feelings of gratitude and celebration.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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Flood Permit Grant Program launched May 1

May 02, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross and the City of Calgary are working together on Flood Permit Grant Program to assist residential property owners still facing financial challenges repairing, restoring or rebuilding their homes after the June 2013 floods. 
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Treaty Hockey Tournament Recognizes, Celebrates, and Builds on Resiliency

April 30, 2014 - In her colourful Siksika Nation hockey jersey with “Hockey Mama” across the back, Karia Red Gun runs a “loud and proud” family cheering section.
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Seniors, still struggling

March 20, 2014 - Jane Sampson has moved seven times in the months since flood waters forced her to flee her High River seniors’ residence. The constant upheaval and uncertainty have taken a toll on the 85-year-old.  
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The progress in Alberta: Recovery and restoration

March 11, 2014 - In June 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall triggering catastrophic flooding.  Over 100,000 people were displaced throughout the region.  As receding waters gave way to the monstrous cleanup, total damage estimates exceed $5 billion in what has now been deemed the costliest disaster in Canadian history.  
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Alberta Floods - holiday happiness in High River

February 06, 2014 - Red Cross offered additional seasonal assistance to help families with the extra stress and financial strain that can come with the holidays.
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Canadian Red Cross volunteer responders provide aid at New Brunswick derailment

February 03, 2014 - At any moment, Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff are on hand to respond to emergencies and disasters throughout the country.
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Make a winter emergency plan with your family

January 30, 2014 - Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time and in any season - even winter.
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Become a Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteer

January 30, 2014 - Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Canadian Red Cross has relied on countless volunteers to help bring aid and relief to those affected by emergencies and disasters in Canada and around the world.
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