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Volunteering with the Red Cross

Volunteers are the life blood of the Canadian Red Cross. Volunteers help respond to both local and larger-scale emergencies and disasters including house fires and the effects of severe weather like floods or evacuations.

Polar vortex and frost quakes, oh my!

We’re barely into January and this winter season has already left us yearning for tropical getaways and the relatively balmy days of spring.
Terms like frost quakes and polar vortex are being tossed about in the media to explain what we’ve been experiencing. These phenomena are not new, but what exactly are they?

How Red Cross works in local emergencies

In a disaster or emergency, local government and agencies can call on the Canadian Red Cross to help support the affected community by addressing their immediate needs. In a disaster, a community or family's resources can be depleted rather quickly without the support of agencies like the Red Cross...

Update: Red Cross warming centres open to provide relief from ice storm

The Red Cross continue to help those affected by the ice storm by supporting 10 of the City’s warming centers across Toronto. Approximately 800 people stayed in those centres last night. In addition, Red Cross volunteers are also supporting 14 sites in southern Ontario, outside of the city.

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross open house in Grande Prairie

After relocating in May, we officially celebrated the new Red Cross office in Grande Prairie on December 5.

Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season to stuff stockings and wrap carefully selected gifts for our friends and loved ones. But did you know that you could also give the gift of preparedness this holiday? Some Red Crossers have put together  their favourite gift ideas:

Bring 'em out!

This prairie girl doesn’t want to brag, but did you see who is in the Grey Cup in Regina this week? That’s right, those are my Saskatchewan Roughriders. I will be in the crowd cheering loud for the team that supports our Red Cross youth program a...

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. SOMALIA: Thousands of people in northeast Puntland, Somalia are coming to grips with the effects of the cyclone that hit the area between N...

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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