Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Canadian Red Cross Announces 2018 Humanitarian Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Red Cross has announced that business leader John Steele of St. John’s will be the 2018 recipient of its Humanitarian Award for Newfoundland and Labrador.  Anti-bullying advocate Lynelle Cantwell also of St. John’s will receive its 2018 Young Humanitarian Award for her contributions to youth empowerment.   

What I wish I had known: Advice for new volunteers

The Canadian Red Cross provides communities with support and assistance however our work is only possible with our dedicated volunteers.

Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

At the Red Cross, we are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their invaluable work and see their passion in helping others every day. We asked a few of our amazing volunteers why they dedicate their time and efforts into helping others and here is what some had to say.

Volunteer Profile: Phyllis Wiscombe

This week’s feature volunteer is Phyllis Wiscombe, whose experience with the Red Cross in Manitoba and Newfoundland spans more than three decades.

How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 

International Volunteer Day: Why volunteer at the Red Cross?

Volunteering is one of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles. You could say it’s part of the DNA of the organization. We wanted to share a few of the reasons why Canadian Red Cross volunteers dedicate so much of their time helping others.

Red Cross and Walmart help families impacted by fire in Newfoundland

In the middle of the night on Sunday, October 9, a house fire left six people in Bishop’s Falls without a home. Luckily, the residents of the small town in Newfoundland all had places they could stay that night. That morning, Thanksgiving, the local Red Cross was called. 

Red Cross support comes full circle for volunteer in Fort McMurray

In 2009, the Red Cross was there for Jillian Mullowney. Now a disaster management volunteer, Jillian shares her inspiration for working with the Red Cross, her experience helping support those impacted by the Alberta fires, and the day everything came full circle. 

 

Dedicated to disaster recovery: A red crosser's story

From Nicaragua to Newfoundland and on to Alberta, Aliusha Benoit follows her heart when communities need help, particularly after a disaster. It isn’t always the easiest path to travel, but since Aly first joined the Red Cross as a disaster relief volunteer in Nicaragua more than 20 years ago, she wouldn’t live any other way.

Volunteer Spotlight: Fifty years of volunteering keeps Florence Barron fit

For Canadian Red Cross volunteer Florence Barron, 76, running and swimming keep her physically healthy while giving her free time to volunteering keeps her mentally healthy. Florence has been volunteering for the past 50 years, recently receiving the Order of the Red Cross.