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Pakistan live chat today

The Canadian Red Cross is inviting staff, volunteers, donors and the general public to join a live chat for more information on Red Cross flood relief efforts in Pakistan today. Canadian Red Cross Program Manager for Pakistan Faisal Mahboob, and Emer...

Introducing the tornado potato

We read about this culinary creation in a Toronto Star article written by Jennifer Bain this morning. We thought it would be perfect for Food Friday. It’s a potato in a spiral shape just like a tornado. We don’t have a recipe for this, but basical...

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...

Volunteer Spotlight: Doris Barkley

A big congratulations goes to Red Cross volunteer, Doris Barkley, for recently being recognized for her work and dedication in volunteering for various organizations in Stratford. Doris recently received the Mother Theresa Faith in Action Award by t...

The Haiti web chat and Inside Disaster

Did you miss the Haiti web chat on Monday with our Director of Haiti Operations, Jean-Philippe Tizi? If so, you can still see the chat online. While we are on the topic of Haiti, I also wanted to share with you some clips from Inside Disaster, an ...

A Haiti story that silenced a room

When Jean-Pierre told this story at a luncheon for donors yesterday, the audience was so captivated that you could hear a pin drop. It was five days into the Red Cross operations in Haiti and a woman came running into the Red Cross base camp holdi...

Red Cross starts Haiti transitional shelters

[slideshow]* By Alex Wynter in Leogane, Petit-Goâve and Jacmel, Haiti. Photos by José Manuel Jiménez For the first time since the 12 January earthquake that devastated southern Haiti and left at least a million and a half homeless, the Red Cross i...

More Red Cross Recipes - introducing "Survivor Sushi"

I was hoping that my recent dinner party for Emergency Preparedness Week would spark some discussions. It did and then some! I have spoken to so many people about preparing for an emergency, eating during an emergency and just eating in general that ...

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