Red Cross Stories : Alberta

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A group of Red Cross volunteers assemble aid relief.

Canadian Red Cross responds to flooding in Fort McMurray area

May 05, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross is fundraising and mobilizing after severe flooding swept through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, affecting those in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. 

BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.

ab-fires-oneyear-650x430-min.jpg  In early May 2016, a massive wildfire swept through Fort McMurray

Recovery continues in Fort McMurray as Red Cross releases Alberta Fires One Year Report

May 03, 2017 - One year after a devastating wildfire swept through the Fort McMurray area, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support the people of Fort McMurray and area as they recover from the disaster.

At first reluctant to ask for help, Fort McMurray man finds overwhelming support

October 26, 2016 - Everett Snow is a man who likes to give back as much as he can, and for this he credits the example set for him growing up. 

Canadian Red Cross

Alberta Fires Appeal: Your donation in action

June 02, 2016 - As the Canadian Red Cross continues its response to massive wildfires in the Fort McMurray area, donations from generous and compassionate Canadians from across the country are helping to provide accommodations, food, water and supplies to evacuees. 

Red Cross returns independence to family affected by 2013 floods

April 26, 2016 - The Red Cross helped return a little piece of independence to a High River family after the 2013 floods damaged their most important means of transportation.

Canadian Red Cross

2016 IHL Conference: Questioning Humanitarianism and Security

March 17, 2016 - In 2015, Canada, along with the United States and several countries in Western Europe, opened its borders to thousands of Syrian refugees. 

Library re-opening helps community recover

December 21, 2015 - The re-opening of High River’s restored library represents another milestone in the town’s recovery from the 2013 floods. Recently, the rebuilt and renovated High River Centennial Library officially opened its doors again. 

Alberta Flood Permit Grant Program extended through 2015

January 05, 2015 - It's a Christmas present Janet Boyd has been waiting for. The Calgary senior’s home, is finally rebuilt 18 months after the Alberta floods destroyed it. 

Holiday Help in High River

December 15, 2014 - With the holiday season approaching, many High River families are still reeling financially as they try to put their lives back together after the Alberta floods of 2013.