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PEI girl receives Rescuer Award for saving her cousin

A 7 year-old PEI girl has been recognized by the Red Cross with a Rescuer Award for her quick thinking. Keana Jeffrey was playing on a swing set at a family gathering on Aug. 15, when she heard splashing in a nearby inflatable pool. Her 2 year-old...

Bring preparedness on your next outdoor trip

Fresh air, beautiful scenery, being one with nature ... These are just a few of the reasons why many people head into the wilderness to do some hiking or camping, especially this time of year. Unfortunately, the last few weeks we have read stories...

Disaster dining solution for the non-foodie

*Every Friday we invite Red Crossers to share their favourite recipes, or recipes that remind them of the Red Cross.For this week’s Food Friday, we thought we would write an entry that caters to all the non-cooks out there. We recently came across...

Mobile giving the next best thing in fundraising?

You may have heard about a text-to-donate campaign by the Red Cross to raise urgently needed funds for Pakistan. All you need to do is text the word “RED CROSS” to 30333 to donate $5 to its relief efforts. Rogers Communications also launched a cam...

Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-UP

*The Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-up is courtesy of our friend, Robin Parker from Red Cross in Oregon Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized lin...

The Red Cross version of M*A*S*H

The Canadian Red Cross recently made an announcement that it is sending an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to Pakistan. But what exactly is an ERU? We asked our Disaster Dude, John Saunders, to explain it to us. An Emergency Response Unit – or ERU i...

Photos from Pakistan

These photos are so incredibly telling of the disaster the people of Pakistan are facing right now. Take a look at these shots posted on the Canadian Red Cross Flickr page. [slideshow] Want to see more? Click here to go to the Flickr page.

All the ways you can disaster dine with crab

Last week, we put some Toronto community members' culinary skills to the test with a disaster dining challenge. One of the contestants, Chief of Emergency Management Ontario, Dan Hefkey shared with us these yummy recipes with canned crab for when you...

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