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Red Cross provides warmth to families left out in the cold

It is something that no one would ever wish for: losing your home, and all your personal items and memories to a house fire. Within moments, the life you have known literally becoming smoke and ashes. This personal tragedy is even tougher this tim...

Photo Tuesday: Getting in the holiday spirit

Every Tuesday, we try to bring you a photo from the community. This week's comes from Christa Kock, Branch President of Sarnia Lambton. The branch recently participated in the Christmas Parade. In the upper left corner is John DeVeer and his decorati...

"Super Team" opens Cholera Treatment Centre in Haiti

** Guest blog by Katie Kallio, Information and Reporting Delegate in Haiti. Katie is part of the team working in the new Canadian Red Cross field hospital. [slideshow] Setting up an 80 bed field hospital takes time - however, with the number of...

When hypothermia can be a good thing

** Guest blog by Don Marentette, Red Cross Canada’s national manager of first aid programs. Don is currently in California attending the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update conference. We asked him to share some updates on the conference on this blo...

Media spotlight on Red Cross field hospital workers

If you follow this blog regularly, then you would have heard us talking about two Ontarians who were deployed to Haiti with the first-ever Canadian Red Cross field hospital. This Emergency Response Unit is the first of its kind in the Americas and is...

Two million lives saved with CPR

** Guest blog by Don Marentette, Red Cross Canada’s national manager of first aid programs. Don is currently in California attending the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update conference. We asked him to share some updates on the conference on this blo...

It’s a wee bit chilly outside

The last few days, temperatures have been going down across the province making Ontario residents feel a bit chilled. Here in Toronto, temperatures feel like -13 degrees with the wind chill.  Yesterday, the City issued its first Extreme Cold Alert...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator with the Canadian Red Cross * The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. GUINEA-BISSAU: Some 30 volunteers of the Red Cross ...

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