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A safe place to sleep: People evacuated during the Saskatchewan wildfires say thanks

Selena and her son, Jade, were visiting Prince Albert when they heard people at home in Air Ronge were evacuating because wildfires and heavy smoke threatened their community.
The news meant they couldn't return home, not even for a toothbrush, Selena recalls.
Instead, along with their neighbours in northern Saskatchewan, many headed to one of seven shelters operated by Red Cross on behalf of the provincial government. Selena and Jade are staying at the Saskatoon shelter. They say they're thankful that they have everything they need now.


Helping people separated by the Saskatchewan wildfires find each other

Getting separated from family during the confusion of a disaster is one of the most frightening things that can happen to people. That's why the role performed during the Saskatchewan wildfires by Red Cross volunteer Barb MacLean is so important.

Volunteers assisting with large-scale Saskatchewan evacuation

More than 150 Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff from the Prairies and other parts of Canada have been mobilized to assist thousands of people who had to evacuate their homes in Northern Saskatchewan as a result of fires. 

Photo of the day: Red Cross helping people affected by fires in Saskatchewan

Forest fires are affecting more than a dozen First Nation communities in Northern Saskatchewan, resulting in evacuations.

The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance such as food, clothing, shelter, referrals, and other necessities on behalf of the Saskatchewan Government for a total of 5,265 people. Our teams are ready to assist others if more communities are impacted.

The story of a cat, a fire and a community helped by Red Cross

The cat in question, Sylvester, a black cat who lived in Dauphin’s Towers Hotel, came back from a near-death experience after he rode the front of the hotel’s second storey down to the ground as it collapsed following a recent fire. The fire left several residents without a home, including the cat.

Reaching Northern communities affected by disasters

We are always thrilled when new volunteers sign up but we were especially excited with some of our most recent recruits in Saskatchewan. There are Red Cross disaster volunteers across the entire country who help ensure assistance is quickly ma...

Photo of the Day: Burning love

While many families and individuals have been affected by the New South Wales Bushfires, the Australian Red Cross is lending lots of love and support to those in need. Hundreds of staff and volunteers are in evacuation centres across New South Wa...

Fire Safety Week: Are you ready for a fire?

Guest entry by Common Cents Mom blogger Hollie Pollard It is Fire Safety Week, and every time I think of fire safety, I am taken back to that June night in Hamilton, Ontario, when a fast moving fire burned the thirty-unit complex that I lived next t...

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