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The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Meals on Wheels: Providing more than food

Many of us have heard the term Meals on Wheels and understand the gist of what it entails, but the Canadian Red Cross program offers more than you might expect.

From food bank client to support worker: Martha Gutierrez’s remarkable Red Cross journey

Martha Gutierrez knows the importance of the Canadian Red Cross’ Mobile Food Bank, better than almost anyone. Seventeen years ago, Martha and her family were refugees to Canada. She, her two young children and her husband fled their home in Mexico to seek safety after political turbulence.

Perspectives from the Philippines: One year after Typhoon Haiyan

One year has passed since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, on November 8, 2013, affecting more than 16 million people.

Celebrating 75 years of care in remote areas in British Columbia

Last month, the coastal town of Bamfield, B.C. celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of its outpost hospital, a Red Cross facility that was established on September 7, 1939, just at the beginning of the Second World War. The Red Cross had opened 90 of these remote facilities across Canada to meet the needs of remote and emerging communities.

Full circle with Meals on Wheels for two long-time volunteers

Jean and Arthur Mosher's experience with Meals on Wheels has come full circle. Both were volunteers over 25 years ago when the Red Cross took over operating the program from a church in the Etobicoke community where Jean and Arthur lived. 

Red Cross drama club helps prevent cholera in South Sudan

A unique drama club has formed in Juba. A group of five Red Cross friends travel the city and perform open street shows to help spread messages on cholera prevention.

Red Cross teams at the forefront of the Ebola response in Guinea

Mamadou Saidon Bah wakes up each morning not knowing if he will spend his day grading student assignments and preparing lectures for his work as a teacher, or if he will instead lead a group of young volunteers from the local Red Cross branch on a mission to collect the body of yet another victim of the growing Ebola epidemic.

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