News Releases : Alberta

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Canadian Red Cross opens appeal to help Albertans impacted by wildfires

May 08, 2023 - The Canadian Red Cross has opened the 2023 Alberta Fires Appeal to help provide assistance to people across the province who have been impacted by wildfires.

Small Businesses Receive Second Phase of Financial Assistance after the Alberta Wildfires

February 22, 2017 - More than 1,600 eligible small businesses are receiving financial assistance after the second phase of the Canadian Red CrossSupport to Small Business Program.

Canadian Red Cross responds to inaccurate media reports on Alberta Flood operations

May 12, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is a national community-based organization committed to working alongside local partners in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable

Canadian Red Cross responds to fires in Alberta

May 04, 2016 - Massive wildfires have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta history with more than 70,000 individuals displaced due to evacuation orders. 

Red Cross building communities back stronger after Alberta floods

June 03, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is moving forward with plans to help build affected communities back stronger while also supporting hundreds of families still struggling to recover almost one year after the Alberta floods.

Red Cross outlines plan for donor dollars for recovery phase in Alberta

July 18, 2013 - Canadian Red Cross today outlined how it will use generous donor dollars to help affected Albertans transition from the relief to the recovery phase following the devastating floods.

Red Cross celebrates Canada Day by supporting flood-affected Albertans

July 02, 2013 - There’s nothing more Canadian than helping others, and that is exactly what Canadian Red Cross volunteers did as they continued to actively support ongoing relief efforts for those affected by the Alberta floods. 

Red Cross announces community outreach strategy for those affected by Alberta floods

June 27, 2013 -

Canadian Red Cross today outlined how it will help affected residents recover from the largest floods in Alberta’s history.

Canadian Red Cross responding to flood evacuees across Alberta

June 21, 2013 - 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.

Canadian Red Cross Merging Brooks and Medicine Hat Locations

April 04, 2013 -

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.