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Devastating floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone: Usman Deen Kargbo tells his story

Overnight on August 14, after several days of torrential rainfall, devastating floods and mudslides occurred in and around Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown. The most affected areas are in the eastern part of Racecourse, and in the outskirts of Regent and Lumley areas.
 

The legacy of Nora Styner, a Canadian Red Cross volunteer and award winner

In our current era which favours immediacy over careful contemplation, some things still take a lifetime to achieve – and they are worth the wait. Just ask Red Deer’s Women of Excellence Lifetime Achievement award winner, Nora Styner. A long-time Canadian Red Cross volunteer, Styner also took home the Red Deer & Community’s leadership award in the category of Athletics, Recreation and Fitness. Both awards symbolize Styner’s unwavering commitment to volunteerism.

Manitoba evacuee shares gratitude for safety and community

For Virginia Monias, 61, a member of Garden Hill First Nation, it was Manitoba's changing winds that forced her out of her home.
"The smoke was coming from the south, but they were afraid the smoke would come from the west and hit Garden Hill. They were prepared for it. That's why we came to Winnipeg," said Monias, who was evacuated on September 2.

Calgary man uses his new first aid skills - on himself!

Last year, Robert Falconer went into anaphylactic shock. The experience inspired him to become trained in first aid. Shortly after he got his training, Robert needed to use those skills. 

Keeping your kids safe online

Here are 10 safety tips to help introduce your kids to the online world, as well as a few pointers on how to protect their privacy.

Improving the lives of women and children in South Sudan

Jennifer Vibert, Program Officer at the Canadian Red Cross, recently returned from South Sudan, where the Red Cross, with support from the Government of Canada, is implementing a five-year (2014–2019) mother, newborn and child health project.

Jennifer tells us more about the work the Canadian Red Cross is doing to improve  the lives of women and children in South Sudan.

Telus employees on helping to welcome home residents after BC fires

When Telus employee Nerissa Muxlow was asked to describe her experience volunteering at the Resiliency Centre in Williams Lake, B.C., she only had one word.
“Amazing.”

Day of the Disappeared: Restoring Family Links

Every day, thousands of people are looking for family members who are missing. On August 30, humanitarians around the world are recognizing the Day of the Disappeared, which acknowledges the need to identify and document the fate of people who are missing and to provide support for family members left behind. 

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