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Sudbury volunteer receives a special award from the Province

If you head by the Sudbury branch some time soon, you may see a fancy new volunteer award being displayed. The award is for Ted Giannini, for his 11-years of volunteer service with the Canadian Red Cross. Last  week, Ted was recognized with an...

Chilean Red Cross provides support during miner rescue mission

I am sure that many of you were as glued to your TV as I was earlier this week, while watching 33 trapped miners in Chile be pulled, one at a time, out of the ground to safety. What you may not have seen on TV was the Chilean Red Cross, who was on...

The Ride for Red is on the move

Do you like riding your bike? Do you like it so much that you would bike 4000 km in 40 days in 2 countries to raise $1 million? Well, we have found four individuals who do like it that much. Miss Canada 2009 and three Olympic bobsledders are takin...

Dear Greg...put the toilet seat down!

For the love of humanity, put down the toilet seat!  That was the plea of a disgruntled woman on Twitter challenging her other half to finally lower the seat. The call to action grabbed headlines – and an entire billboard in a busy street in S...

Changing lives through a simple friendly visit

It’s Community Support Month in Ontario, and all this month we are sharing stories about our various community health programs. One program we wanted to tell you about is the Friendly Visiting program. If you haven’t heard about the program before...

“Stop the Bieber” campaign raises $600 for Pakistan flood relief

High school students normally raise money for charities with bake sales or car washes. But, for a Lower Sackville NS high school they decided to do something different to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross Pakistan appeal: Justin Bieber music, an...

Food Friday: Red Cross Gobble Gobble

We put a simple question out to some of our Red Cross staff: What are you having for Thanksgiving dinner? In true Red Cross fashion, the responses we received were diverse, creative and downright hearty. Can you guess who is having the smoked turk...

Meals on Wheels volunteers know the meaning of commitment

When I hear the word commitment, I normally think about going to the gym three-days-a-week, or making sure that I have enough vegetables in my diet. This week, I learned a whole other meaning of the word when I joined the ranks of Canadian Red Cross ...

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