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Co-op launches Give Card campaign to benefit Red Cross

November 05, 2018 - New holiday-inspired gift cards launched today will help support local emergency relief efforts in communities across Western Canada.
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Canadian Red Cross announces additional financial support for Ottawa tornado recovery

November 01, 2018 -

The Canadian Red Cross is offering more financial help to individuals and families in the Ottawa area who were affected by the tornadoes in September.


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One month on: Red Cross continues to support needs following Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

October 22, 2018 - One month ago, residents in the Ottawa-Gatineau area were reeling from the impact of tornadoes that swept through the region. Many homes were severely damaged, if not destroyed, neighbourhoods were devastated by widespread destruction, and entire communities were without power for days.
 
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Canadian Red Cross providing financial aid for Ottawa-Gatineau tornado relief

October 04, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross is providing direct financial assistance for people who have been impacted by tornadoes in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, as emerging needs are identified. This is the latest of many steps being taken to help people who were affected.
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Canadians impacted by disasters are going digital, Red Cross study confirms

June 21, 2018 - As Canadians face a growing number of disasters and emergencies across the country, they are increasingly turning to digital alerts for accurate information and services, according to Information in Disasters, a new study conducted by the Canadian Red Cross.
 
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Nine Banks Unite To Support Canadian Red Cross’ British Columbia Flood Relief Efforts

May 18, 2018 - TORONTO – With flood levels in areas of British Columbia at their highest level in 70 years and no sign of receding, nine banks have come together to accept customer donations at branch locations across Canada to help the Canadian Red Cross deliver immediate and long-lasting relief for those affected.
 
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Financial aid to residents impacted by New Brunswick flood

May 16, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced direct financial assistance to eligible New Brunswickers impacted by the spring flood, providing $300 per household. These funds are not intended to replace losses but to help meet basic needs that each recipient household can determine for themselves.
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Banks Rally Together To Support Canadian Red Cross’ New Brunswick Flood Relief Efforts

May 09, 2018 - TORONTO – Ten banks have come together to help the Canadian Red Cross provide immediate and long-lasting relief for those affected by flooding in New Brunswick. Support includes opening branch locations and online networks for donations, providing corporate contributions totaling approximately $100,000, mobilizing employee fundraising and other important initiatives led by individual banks.
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New Red Cross Pink Day shirt introduced

January 10, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross wants you to be someone’s hero when you witness bullying in a school, on the playground or in workplaces. The hashtag #BeSomeonesHero and a comic book font highlight the superhero theme of the iconic Pink Day T-shirt revealed by the Red Cross today.
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Business owners suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

November 29, 2017 - Small business owners who suffered financial and business losses following British Columbia’s worst wildfire season can now apply for additional financial assistance.
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