Red Cross Stories (Page 9)

Canadian Red Cross Stories
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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Canadian aid worker making vital links in Madagascar

July 13, 2015 - When it comes to humanitarian work, Erwan Cheneval really does have the best of both worlds.
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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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A big-hearted family

July 03, 2015 -

In Kim Turmel’s family, 3:30 is when the girls get home from school. Snacks are quickly distributed, and the girls can play and relax until dinner. Today, Kim’s mother is not there, which is unusual because she is around almost every day to help Kim when her granddaughters get home. 
 


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Nepal: Prepared for unknown challenges as emergency first responders

June 02, 2015 - “I would do it all over again,” said Sarah Mutch, a Canadian Red Cross aid worker who was deployed with the field hospital following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
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Home again In High River: Red Cross funds home repairs after floods

May 26, 2015 - Almost two years after severe flooding damaged thousands of properties across southern Alberta, the repairs on Chuck Shifflett’s historic High River home are nearly complete.
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Red Cross teams continue delivering aid following second Nepal earthquake

May 14, 2015 - Red Cross teams in Nepal are continuing to provide life-saving assistance to those affected by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. Many of the individuals in need were already struggling to cope after an earthquake shook the region on April 25.   
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