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A fire chief and his trifle

Toronto Fire Platoon Chief, east command, Norm Clements didn't take home the golden spoon, but the judge declared his recipe the best dessert of the Disaster Dining competition. Take a look to see how this firefighter played to the judge's sweet toot...

Disaster Dining photos

Check out these photos from our Disaster Dining event today, launching a 3-week in-store campaign at Walmart in support of Canadian Red Cross local disaster relief operations. Competitors had 30 minutes to prepare their best dish using only foods tha...

Would you turn to social media in an emergency?

When Haiti was struck by an earthquake last January, Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages. Some people were using these popular social media tools to let their loved ones know they were ok. Others were using it to ask for help for themselv...

Disaster Dining – coming to a Walmart store near you

If you are a frequent follower of this blog, you know how much we like to talk about dining solutions for disaster situations. This month, the Canadian Red Cross along with select Walmart stores across Canada will be hosting disaster dining ch...

What are the odds?

Our Red Cross personal disaster assistance volunteers recently responded to a house fire in Waterloo caused by a strike of lightning. The volunteers were called to the severely damaged home at 4 a.m.  When there is a personal disaster such as this...

Disaster Dining brings you the Candwich!

If you've been following this blog regularly, then you know that we try to bring you a Red Cross recipe for “Food Friday.” You might also have seen our Roving Reporter Jen Mayville's post on Disaster Dining.  On that note, when I saw this post on the...

Cool tunes to help you get through the heat

“It sure is hot outside!” With temperatures in the mid-30s, I am sure that is a phrase everyone has said at least once these past few days. In the spirit of this latest heat wave, the RedCrossTalks team has come up with a list of some of our fa...

When thunder roars, go indoors!

As though an earthquake wasn’t enough for Ontarians today, the Weather Network is warning that we could be in for some major thunder storms with possible hail in Southern and Central Ontario. Like the storm trackers from the movie “Twister,” we’ve be...

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