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Stay in school: Backpacks for children

September 16, 2014 - Settling six children in Calgary schools this fall is an ongoing challenge for Chasity Daniels as she struggles to find a large, affordable home in the city’s tight rental market. Last year’s Alberta floods damaged the family’s home on the Siksika Nation and eventually forced them to move.  So, the recent offer of bright, new backpacks filled with school supplies was a welcome surprise.

The Red Cross aids 25 affected by a disaster in Trois-Rivières

September 12, 2014 - The volunteer team assessed the needs of each of the tenants, who were going through a difficult time, and offered Red Cross services such as emergency lodging, food and clothing for the next three days.

The 15th Rio Tinto Alcan garage sale a huge success

September 10, 2014 - Saguenay – The 15th Rio Tinto Alcan garage sale in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean raised $55,369. All funds will be donated to the local United Way and Canadian Red Cross.

Canadian Red Cross teams up with Aeroplan to reward donors with Miles for donations

August 28, 2014 - In a first-ever offer to Canadians, Canadian Red Cross donors will earn 10 Aeroplan Miles for every dollar they donate in September. It’s a unique way to reward donors for making a gift that makes a difference.

Ebola virus outbreak: The four pillars of Red Cross intervention

August 27, 2014 - Meet a Canadian working with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to educate local populations on the Ebola virus, contain the outbreak, trace Ebola cases, and provide psychosocial support to locals affected as well as volunteers and health staff trying to save lives. 

Walmart and the Red Cross join forces to raise much-needed funds to support people made vulnerable by disasters

August 07, 2014 -

Walmart and the Canadian Red Cross have joined forces for a cross-country campaign to raise much-needed funds to support people made vulnerable by disasters. 

Red Cross providing vital help to the people of Gaza and Israel

August 01, 2014 - The humanitarian consequences of the ongoing conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestine Territories continue to impact the lives of millions. The situation in the densely populated Gaza Strip is particularly dire.

Red Cross working to combat Ebola outbreak in West Africa

July 22, 2014 - A fast-spreading outbreak of Ebola is affecting several countries in West Africa. Ebola is a highly contagious virus that causes severe haemorrhaging. To date, no treatment or vaccine is available for the disease, which kills between 25 – 90 per cent of victims, depending on the strain of the virus.

Red Cross responds to cholera outbreak in South Sudan

July 18, 2014 - The South Sudan Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers in the wake of a cholera outbreak which has affected more than 2,900 people.

Manitoba Flood Response buoyed by lead gift from MTS

July 15, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross received a boost to flood response efforts in Manitoba with a $25,000 lead gift from MTS. The funds will support relief and recovery efforts aiding flood-affected communities throughout the province.

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