Alberta News and Stories (Page 5)

Alberta News and Stories

Canadian Red Cross responding to flood evacuees across Alberta

Canadian Red Cross is responding on multiple fronts as more individuals and families are affected by flooding in Alberta. Canadian Red Cross is supporting the municipalities and communities affected and will continue to work closely with officials to ensure that the basic needs of evacuees are being met. The Red Cross has been mobilizing personnel and supplies such as cots, hygiene kits and blankets to meet needs as requested by the municipalities and counties.

Red Cross Responding to Alberta Flooding

Severe flooding is impacting several communities in Southern Alberta including the city of Calgary, prompting authorities to declare a state of local emergency and order evacuations. In addition to evacuations, power has been shut off for many residents and there are road closures throughout the region.

Mobile home in Alberta destroyed by fire

Jerry Kachenko was in bed on March 3, when her husband, Norm, woke her up at approximately 1:30 a.m., telling her that a fire had broken out in their mobile home.

Canadian Red Cross Merging Brooks and Medicine Hat Locations

The support and services the City of Brooks and the County of Newell has come to expect from the Canadian Red Cross will now be enhanced and supported through the Red Cross office located in Medicine Hat, Alberta effective May 1, 2013.

Calgary couple makes an impact as volunteers for the Canadian Red Cross

For Marcie and Dave Jensen, volunteering has provided a way in which they can assist people affected by life-changing incidents and share new experiences as a couple.

Mom makes a difference as a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross

Violence and abuse prevention through education is one of the guiding principles of the Canadian Red Cross.

Canadian Red Cross volunteer saves New Jersey man from choking

Dedicated volunteers like Susan play an essential role in the Canadian Red Cross' efforts to help communities affected by emergencies and disasters.

Red Cross comes to the aid of residents displaced by Edmonton fire

More than 30 people were forced to evacuate from an apartment building in west Edmonton, Alberta, after a fire broke out on September 2.

Community housing programs help keep low-income residents from homelessness

Organizations like the Canadian Red Cross can serve a much-needed purpose, helping low-income individuals, families and youngsters gain access to vital housing services.

Community Projects Fund restores morale following northern Alberta wildfires

The massive wildfires that swept through central and northern Alberta in 2011 left a path of destruction in their wake, decimating the town of Slave Lake and forcing approximately 7,000 people to abandon their homes and seek shelter in safer areas.