Red Cross Stories : Alberta (Page 4)

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From rodeo grounds to distribution centre in High River

July 16, 2013 - With most of the town still under water or severely damaged by the flood, finding a dry area to set up a distribution centre in High River seemed unlikely.

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Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

Red Cross volunteers called to action for Alberta floods

June 23, 2013 - The call for assistance went out on Thursday evening at 11 p.m. The next day, a team of Canadian Red Cross disaster management volunteers had gathered at the Edmonton Red Cross office – bags packed and ready to go.

Red Cross Responding to Alberta Flooding

June 21, 2013 - Severe flooding is impacting several communities in Southern Alberta including the city of Calgary, prompting authorities to declare a state of local emergency and order evacuations. In addition to evacuations, power has been shut off for many residents and there are road closures throughout the region.

Mobile home in Alberta destroyed by fire

April 22, 2013 - Jerry Kachenko was in bed on March 3, when her husband, Norm, woke her up at approximately 1:30 a.m., telling her that a fire had broken out in their mobile home.

Calgary couple makes an impact as volunteers for the Canadian Red Cross

February 01, 2013 - For Marcie and Dave Jensen, volunteering has provided a way in which they can assist people affected by life-changing incidents and share new experiences as a couple.

Mom makes a difference as a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross

December 31, 2012 - Violence and abuse prevention through education is one of the guiding principles of the Canadian Red Cross.

Canadian Red Cross volunteer saves New Jersey man from choking

December 07, 2012 - Dedicated volunteers like Susan play an essential role in the Canadian Red Cross' efforts to help communities affected by emergencies and disasters.

Red Cross comes to the aid of residents displaced by Edmonton fire

September 21, 2012 - More than 30 people were forced to evacuate from an apartment building in west Edmonton, Alberta, after a fire broke out on September 2.

Community housing programs help keep low-income residents from homelessness

September 04, 2012 - Organizations like the Canadian Red Cross can serve a much-needed purpose, helping low-income individuals, families and youngsters gain access to vital housing services.