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Red Cross Toronto Region wins award for being green and healthy

Using environmentally friendly products and working up a sweat at a weekly yoga class helped Red Cross Toronto Region staff and volunteers make themselves and their environment healthier this past year. So much so that Toronto Region recently won ...

New Red Cross agreement with the Pickering Fire Services

On May 5th, the Canadian Red Cross and Pickering Fire Services signed a Memorandum of Agreement during a ceremony at the Pickering Fire Services Headquarters.  With the agreement, the Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance program in Durha...

Songs from Haiti

Guest blog by Christine Hwang, Red Cross delegate to Haiti. Christine recently returned from a six-week mission to Haiti where she worked in a Red Cross hospital. [gallery columns="2"] The children are excited to see us.  “Pick me! Pick me!” th...

World's largest Red Cross

Just saw this very fun blog about a new world record in Norway for the world's largest Red Cross. Over 1,000 people wearing red ponchos were needed to make this! Red Cross in Oregon thinks this just might even be cooler than the world's largest sushi...

Some Red Cross facts for World Red Cross Day

May 8 is World Red Cross Red Crescent Day celebrating the good work the Movement does every day around the world. Why is today World Red Cross Red Crescent Day? Well, it is the birthday of Henry Dunant

Disaster Dining 101: All the ways you can cook Spam

[slideshow] I really like food. Seriously. Sometimes I think about what I am going to have for dinner while I am eating breakfast. So, when I was recently thinking about emergency preparedness my mind automatically went to food, and my favourite q...

Making sure your vehicle is ready

Driving along a remote portion of highway and your see your temperature gauge creeping higher and higher, steam coming out from under your hood, red lights on your dashboard.  You pull over to the side of the road in 30 degree heat.  Yep, you thought...

Prepare-aphernalia: The Backpack Couch

*Special thanks to our sister Society in Oregon, RedCrossPDX, for this awesome blog One common excuse people give for not having an emergency kit: "I have nowhere to put it." Okay, fair enough. Maybe you live in one of those adorable tin...

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