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Mobile giving the next best thing in fundraising?

You may have heard about a text-to-donate campaign by the Red Cross to raise urgently needed funds for Pakistan. All you need to do is text the word “RED CROSS” to 30333 to donate $5 to its relief efforts. Rogers Communications also launched a cam...

Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-UP

*The Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-up is courtesy of our friend, Robin Parker from Red Cross in Oregon Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized lin...

The Red Cross version of M*A*S*H

The Canadian Red Cross recently made an announcement that it is sending an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to Pakistan. But what exactly is an ERU? We asked our Disaster Dude, John Saunders, to explain it to us. An Emergency Response Unit – or ERU i...

Photos from Pakistan

These photos are so incredibly telling of the disaster the people of Pakistan are facing right now. Take a look at these shots posted on the Canadian Red Cross Flickr page. [slideshow] Want to see more? Click here to go to the Flickr page.

Timmins volunteer accompanying important Red Cross shipment to Pakistan

Canadian Red Cross volunteer, Carole McIntyre, has been given a special task.  She is en-route to Pakistan today with $1 million of emergency supplies to help with relief efforts following extensive flooding across the country, which has affected ...

Would you turn to social media in an emergency?

When Haiti was struck by an earthquake last January, Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages. Some people were using these popular social media tools to let their loved ones know they were ok. Others were using it to ask for help for themselv...

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...

Rescuer Award for the mules of Pakistan

At the Red Cross, we have Rescuer Awards that are given to those who go above and beyond to rescue someone in an emergency. I’d like to give one of those awards to the mules of Pakistan! In Pakistan, there are entire communities that remain virtua...

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