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Stepping into our clients’ shoes

Last Friday night, a massive fire broke out in my apartment building, and my neighbours and I had to be quickly evacuated from our homes. I was able to grab my purse and a precious photo album while running out the door. But, I had no other cloth...

Food Friday: Spice up your emergency kit

We recently found something that you can add to your disaster dining arsenal- a spice kit that can easily fit into your home preparedness kit or can slip into a backpack to take with you on-the-go. Called “The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit” it cont...

Canadian blogs about Red Cross response in Japan

*Guest blog by Kathy Mueller (of London, Ontario), International Federation of Red Cross Communications Delegate in Japan. Kathy just arrived in Japan and will be providing updates for us.It is my first full day in Japan. I arrived from Pakistan late...

Red Cross helps Irish dancers get back on their feet after a house fire

It was a chilly February Sunday night. The cast of the Irish dance show The Magic of Ireland were all warmed up and about to hit the stage at an Oshawa, ON legion hall, when they heard some unsettling news. A policeman came by and asked their ...

Turning to social media in times of emergency

A few days ago, I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment while taking out the garbage (just a tad bit embarrassing). I had no keys, phone, or coat with me. My roommate Sara wasn’t home and I didn’t know her cell phone number by heart. I could...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator with the Canadian Red Cross *  The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. PHILIPPINES: The Philippine Red Cross has delivere...

All eyes on Yasi

In Canada, as we’ve been bracing ourselves for winter weather, we’ve been watching news about our Sister Society across the globe in Australia as they prepare for Cyclone Yasi. Officials have predicted it will be one of the worst cyclones to hit nort...

You know what lots of snow means: Snow people!

Parts of southwestern Ontario are preparing to be hit by a winter storm, possibly bringing 20-30 cm of snow. And while that amount of snow will make it difficult to get around, there is no better way to spend a snow day than building a snowperson in ...

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