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TV’s Jillian Harris lends support to Red Cross in Slave Lake

Last month Jillian Harris, former contestant on The Bachelor and designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, visited Slave Lake following the devastating wildfire that ravaged more than 350 homes and businesses and forced the evacuation of 15,000 peo...

Volunteers providing support following evacuations in Northern Ontario

The past few weeks, Ontario has experienced one of the largest evacuations it has seen the past few decades – and the Canadian Red Cross has been there to help. The threat of almost 100 forest fires and smoke forced the evacuation of approximately...

Red Crossers take in royal visit to Slave Lake

[slideshow]Guest blog by Leila Daoud, Alberta Public AffairsJean MacNeil from Antigonish, Nova Scotia is, in many respects, a typical royal watcher. A grandmother with eight children and many grandchildren, Jean has the latest tea towels commemoratin...

Hats off to the residents of Slave Lake Alberta

[slideshow] This past week recording artist Tom Jackson hosted a benefit concert in support of Red Cross response operations in Slave Lake. Within only 24 hours of the concert organizers announced they had already raised over $125,000! Red Cross ...

Flight to Athabasca: One Slave Lake family’s escape from wildfires

As part of the Public Affairs department at the Red Cross, staff members often get a chance to speak to the people we are helping on the ground. In the aftermath of the Slave Lake fires, Public Affairs Coordinator Leila Daoud visited a shelter in...

On the donor road: Red Cross only accepting financial donations to help Slave Lake evacuees

It started within 24 hours. Super generous kind-hearted Canadians setting up facebook groups, events and online communities devoted to helping the people of Slave Lake and surrounding areas recover from a devastating wildfire that destroyed ne...

Slave Lake wildfires roundup

The response from Albertans, Canadians, and even concerned individuals outside of Canada following the Slave Lake fire in Alberta continues to amaze! A very gracious thank you to all the people who have tweeted and retweeted messages of support, like...

Red Cross responds to Slave Lake fires

Canadians woke up to the news this morning of massive wildfires sweeping across parts of central and north-central Alberta. The fires, some continuing to burn out of control, have damaged or destroyed approximately 40 percent of the town Slave Lake, ...

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