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"My family watched as everything they owned went up in flames."

Canadian Red Cross volunteers recently responded to a house fire in Innisfil, Ontario that affected one of our Twitter followers, Sandra Brunner.  Our volunteers respond to personal disasters like this one across the country, and so we asked Sandra t...

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...

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 ...

Red Cross provides warmth to families left out in the cold

It is something that no one would ever wish for: losing your home, and all your personal items and memories to a house fire. Within moments, the life you have known literally becoming smoke and ashes. This personal tragedy is even tougher this tim...

Red Cross recognized by the City of Sudbury

Congrats goes out to our Sudbury branch, after recent recognition from the City of Sudbury for their outstanding efforts following a fire at Balmoral Apartments on February 3. It was approximately -30 degrees when a fire broke out in the apart...

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