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Seeing Haiti first-hand

* Alison Frehlich, Public Affairs Advisor, Canadian Red Cross, is blogging from Haiti Since January 12th I sometimes feel a bit like I live and breathe all things Haiti. It has been the largest part of my workload since then and it occupies much o...

2010 hurricane season is a “storm”y one

  Hurricane season is in full swing in the Atlantic Ocean. Earlier this year, meteorologists predicted it would be one of the busiest seasons in recent years and it appears to be the case.    A few weeks ago, Hurricane Earl, which at its pe...

Going bald for Pakistan!

Check out this fun video of Cal Martin, Heritage Presentation Specialist with Parks Canada in Cornwall, shaving his head to raise funds for Pakistan. "When I started my head shaving campaign for the Red Cross, I hoped for $500 in donations, bu...

PEI girl receives Rescuer Award for saving her cousin

A 7 year-old PEI girl has been recognized by the Red Cross with a Rescuer Award for her quick thinking. Keana Jeffrey was playing on a swing set at a family gathering on Aug. 15, when she heard splashing in a nearby inflatable pool. Her 2 year-old...

The Red Cross version of M*A*S*H

The Canadian Red Cross recently made an announcement that it is sending an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to Pakistan. But what exactly is an ERU? We asked our Disaster Dude, John Saunders, to explain it to us. An Emergency Response Unit – or ERU i...

Photos from Pakistan

These photos are so incredibly telling of the disaster the people of Pakistan are facing right now. Take a look at these shots posted on the Canadian Red Cross Flickr page. [slideshow] Want to see more? Click here to go to the Flickr page.

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...

Watch the Emergency Social Data Summit online

There is no question that popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are changing the way people communicate. It’s even changing the way that people call for help or share news. Consider this: when a small earthquake was felt in some p...

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