Red Cross Stories : Alberta

Canadian Red Cross Stories


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.
Read Full Story

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. 
Read Full Story

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. 
Read Full Story

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.
Read Full Story

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. 
Read Full Story

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. 
Read Full Story

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. 
Read Full Story

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.

Read Full Story

High River home repairs

November 14, 2014 -

Chuck Shifflett’s house stood for more than a century in High River until last year’s floods nearly swept it into the history books.

Read Full Story

Rebuilding After the Alberta Floods: Flood Permit Grant Program

September 18, 2014 - More than a year after the Alberta floods, a Calgary senior feels hopeful for the first time as re-building finally begins on her home. (Photo credit: J. Keith Howie)
Read Full Story