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“Richard Richard” and the Ottawa Branch

Guest blog by Meaghan WilliamsCourses are in session, phone calls are answered and individuals walk in and out constantly: these are the characteristics of a typical day. The Canadian Red Cross Ottawa branch is constantly a flurry of activity. Tuesd...

Red Cross volunteer Paul Hennessey doubles as a Grocery Sherpa

For Canadian Red Cross Sault Ste. Marie branch volunteer Paul Hennessey, volunteering brings a new challenge every day. One day he is providing support to a family who has lost their home to a fire. The next, he is driving seniors to medical appoi...

Youth volunteer receives prestigious medal

Congratulations to Red Cross youth volunteer, Arnav Agarwal of Mississauga, for being recognized with an Ontario Medal For Young Volunteers. Arnav was recognized as a leader and role model who has contributed 2,700 volunteer hours with 25 organizatio...

Did you know?

Across Ontario and the rest of Canada, groups of volunteer knitters have been coming together for decades to volunteer their services to the Canadian Red Cross. Today’s knitting circles are making mittens and other garments for communities in need...

Street relief in Toronto

[slideshow] It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto. In the kitchen, a group of Red Cross volunteers are preparing dinner for about 130. There is a line up out the door of people waiting for their food.  The Red Cros...

For Rick Neinhuis, driving is more than just going from Point A to Point B

For the past five years, Rick Neinhuis has helped many people in his community by simply giving them a ride. Rick volunteers four days a week with the transportation program in Sarnia. The program provides rides to elderly, frail or injured member...

Region of York Youth Action profile

Across the province, youth volunteers are bringing new energy and fresh ideas to the Canadian Red Cross. The group I am involved with is the Region of York youth group, which has about 60 member, ranging in ages from 14-19. Our accomplishments...

Volunteer Week - share your stories

April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week. It is a chance to celebrate their accomplishments. We will be using this blog to highlight and share with you some of the stories about our volunteers.  The people we mention over the next week are just a sa...

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