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Paying tribute to lifelong volunteer Betty Anderson

Say hello to lifelong Red Cross supporter Betty Anderson! But had Betty’s mother not slept in the morning of the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, we would have missed out on meeting an extraordinary woman and lifelong supporter of the Canadian Red Cross.

Students and teachers take action to transform bullying

“If not you, then who? You have the power to help stop bullying,” says Rachel Vicencio. She’s one of 90 leadership students at Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, B.C., who has trained to become a Canadian Red Cross Beyond the Hurt Youth Facilitator.

The extremes of winter driving: tips and resources for safe driving this season

When you love driving but hate driving winter conditions, here are some tips and resources to help you be better prepared for safe driving this season.

Preventing floods and getting women engaged in resiliency work in Myanmar

Community Voices tells the stories of people who are working to build their community’s resiliency in Southeast Asia. Watch how the Myanmar Red Cross is helping build stronger communities, and encouraging women to get involved. 
 

Rainbow marks powerful moment at a camp in Bangladesh

Sandra Damota, a Canadian psychosocial worker currently in Bangladesh, shares some of her experiences working as a member of an international Red Cross team helping thousands living in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing their homes due to violence in Myanmar.

"That [photo] was actually a really powerful moment as we prepared to support the Canadian mobile health team with the arrival of about 2,500 refugees into the transit camp from the border."

Supporting the Red Cross at 300 km/h

For someone about to risk his life by stepping into a car and racing around an oval at 300 kilometres per hour, you’d think John Graham would have more on his mind than the logo on his racing suit. But when the Toronto businessman and professional driver agreed to take the wheel for two NASCAR races this fall, he only had one demand: that his driver's suit be emblazoned with the Canadian Red Cross logo

The use of social media in crisis and the new Facebook crisis centre

With social media being such an important part of our daily lives, it comes as no surprise that these tools are becoming an important source of information during crises such as earthquakes, hurricanes and other emergencies.
 

Recognizing outstanding humanitarian service in Alberta with the Order of the Red Cross

Recently, Diane Story and Todd Weiss were awarded the Order of the Red Cross in recognition of their amazing commitment to humanitarian service. 

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