Red Cross Stories (Page 2)

Canadian Red Cross Stories
Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

April 15, 2018 - At the Red Cross, we are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their invaluable work and see their passion in helping others every day. We asked a few of our amazing volunteers why they dedicate their time and efforts into helping others and here is what some had to say.
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How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

January 15, 2018 - When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 
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The Canadian Red Cross is facilitating access to healthcare in remote areas of Haiti

January 11, 2018 - Marbial is a large neighbourhood in Jacmel, the area of Southeast Haiti where the Canadian Red Cross built a health centre as part of the integrated health program that was implemented after the earthquake on January 12, 2010.
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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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International Volunteer Day: Why volunteer at the Red Cross?

December 05, 2017 - Volunteering is one of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles. You could say it’s part of the DNA of the organization. We wanted to share a few of the reasons why Canadian Red Cross volunteers dedicate so much of their time helping others.
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For GivingTuesday, Canadian Red Cross aims for 500 life-changing gifts

November 24, 2017 - Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to get into the spirit of GivingTuesday this year by shopping for meaningful gifts to send friends, family and colleagues. 
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Aviva presented with Canadian Red Cross 2017 Partners in Humanity Award

November 01, 2017 - For their continued commitment to working with the Canadian Red Cross in strengthening the resiliency of Canadians and communities around the world, Aviva Canada has been presented with the 2017 Partners in Humanity Award.
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Red Cross Red Crescent providing vital relief to displaced people fleeing violence in Rakhine

October 18, 2017 - Since late August, hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh​They do not have adequate access to safe water, sanitation, or essential services and are fully dependent on humanitarian aid.
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After the storm: Red Cross assisting recovery in wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

October 17, 2017 - The Red Cross Red Crescent continues working with National Societies in each country and territory to support affected communities hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and provide humanitarian aid.
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