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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.

Ricky Munday: Climbing Mountains in Haiti and Beyond

For the past 21 months, there has been no such thing as a typical day for Ricky Munday, Head of Business Support Unit for the Canadian Red Cross in Haiti. Each day poses challenging deadlines and heavy workloads as he leads the largest single-country overseas operation in the history of the Canadian Red Cross. Luckily, Ricky is a man who thrives on challenges, currently setting his sights on climbing the three highest peaks in every continent.

10 Tips to Help You Stay Safe in Times of Flooding

With winter finally thawing, spring brings warmer weather as well as an increased risk of flooding. Floods are one of the most common and costly disasters in Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross is already providing support in communities affected by flooding in some parts of the country. 

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.

Photo of the Day: Polio Campaign in Syria

Pictured above, a 5-year old boy from Syria, recently displaced, gets his polio vaccination from Dr. Tarek of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent health department.

Red Cross Increases Response to Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

Red Cross has increased its response to help limit the spread of Ebola cases in Guinea, a west African country, since the outbreak began three weeks ago. This latest outbreak of the virus, which is highly infectious and can spread quickly through contact with infected persons or animals, has resulted in over 100 fatalities 

Volunteer Rose Thompson Wears Many Hats, Including At Times A Party Hat

Rose Thompson, a volunteer with the London branch, knows how to throw a party. Last summer, the White Oaks Walmart store in London exceeded its Red Cross fundraising goal, due in large part, to Rose’s efforts.

A Hero Among Us

Sirens piercing, phones ringing, and voices shouting above the din. People rushing in and out of chaos – hyper-focused on the urgency of their tasks. Enter Donald Bourne – an emergency response senior advisor for the Red Cross – who thrives in crisis situations. Bourne has worked on everything from fires and floods in Alberta to conflict zones and disasters around the world.

Volunteer Jim Lanthier: Retirement Meant Spending More Time Volunteering

When he retired, Jim Lanthier knew he was now able to realize a lifelong desire to volunteer all his free time and chose to help the Canadian Red Cross in disaster management.

Volunteer Russell Barton doesn't think there is anything better than helping people

Canadian Red Cross volunteer Russell Barton is motivated by knowing his actions will positively affect people in the future. That’s one of the many reasons he is a dedicated disaster management volunteer with Red Cross in Saskatchewan.

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