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Volunteers are the heart of our organization

"Our volunteers are the heart of our organization." We have said this a million times, but it is so true. Many Red Cross programs and services are made possible because generous individuals commit their time to help their community. We wanted t...

Appeal to Canadians to help Pakistan

The Canadian Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those in Pakistan who have been affected by monsoon rains and flash flooding that has killed more than 1,500 and affected about 2.5 million people. As you know, the Red Cross has volunteers...

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...

What are the odds?

Our Red Cross personal disaster assistance volunteers recently responded to a house fire in Waterloo caused by a strike of lightning. The volunteers were called to the severely damaged home at 4 a.m.  When there is a personal disaster such as this...

Learning to swim

[slideshow] Check out these cute photos from a recent swim program with the Mattagami First Nations in Timmins. Shout out to the instructors, Kayla Lessard, Natasha Kullas, and Ashley Kullas, who were in the water with these 25 children. Also, Dar...

Food Friday

*Every Friday we invite Red Crossers to share their favourite recipes, or recipes that remind them of the Red Cross. This Food Friday is a favourite of Red Crosser Nancy Twerdohlib. “This salad may sound a little strange, but any time I've made it...

Pizza delivery man saves heart attack victim

Check out this story from the Toronto Star about a guy who delivered a pizza to a heart attack victim and saved his life with CPR. Turns out the delivery man was a former paramedic, but you don’t need to be a paramedic to do CPR. Any one of us can...

A new partnership to blog about

 * Guest blog by Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind, Senior Manager, First Nations Projects. The Canadian Red Cross in Ontario is making great strides in the work we do with our First Nations communities. We wanted to share with you news abou...

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