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Volunteers provide assistance in house fires

The Greater New York branch of the American Red Cross is still handling cleanup efforts following Sandy, but they are also helping to respond to the increased number of house fires that occur at this time of year. At the Canadian Red Cross, call...

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross volunteers in New York

Caroline Belina of Montreal was deployed by the Canadian Red Cross to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Pictured above in a red vest, Belina works alongside former New York Knicks basketball player John Wallace to unload relief supplies at a ...

Photo of the Day: Delivering help after Superstorm Sandy

One month after Sandy, the U.S. East coast is slowly getting back on its feet. This week, the American Red Cross shared this update on their efforts so far.  We’ve mentioned how Canadian and Mexican Red Cross volunteers were deployed to work alo...

Alberta volunteer gives up vacation days for Sandy response

Most people like to use their holidays as an opportunity to get away, rest and unwind. 51-year-old Allan Works, an oiler and pressure vessel inspector, chose to spend the remainder of his 2012 vacation days giving back. In early November, Allan re...

Photo of the Day: Canadian volunteers help with Sandy recovery

Dave Fraser, a Canadian Red Cross volunteer from Ottawa, Ontario is helping New Jersey residents recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. During American Thanksgiving last week, Red Cross volunteers helped serve 35,000 hot meals in New York and...

Photo of the Day: Volunteer helps save a life

Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteer Susan MacKenzie from Calgary was deployed to New Jersey to help bring relief to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. She never expected she'd been using her first aid training to help save a man's life.

Dispatch from New York: The singing ERV driver

Immediately after arriving into New York I travelled to Breezy Point, an area devastated by Superstorm Sandy. I had the privilege of meeting many inspiring Red Cross volunteers who were busy distributing food and relief items and extraordinary pe...

Photo of the Day: Canadians reaching out to Sandy victims

Our very own Gwen Eamer, a contributor to this blog who works from our national office in Ottawa, lends a helping hand to a family in Highlands, New Jersey. Gwen was one of volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross who was sent to assist the American Re...

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