Red Cross Stories : National (Page 3)

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National Volunteer Week Profile: Andrew MacPherson

April 10, 2015 -

Between shifts as a trauma and emergency physician  in Victoria, B.C. hospitals, helping injured skiers at Whistler-Blackcomb, and representing the Canadian Red Cross at medical conferences around the world, Andrew MacPherson has helped firmly establish the Canadian Red Cross as the number one provider of first aid and CPR training in Canada.

National Volunteer Week Profile: Nico Lacetera

April 10, 2015 - Only a few short years after arriving to Canada from Italy, Nicolas Lacetera was looking for an opportunity to give back to his community. In September 2014, he joined the network of Red Cross volunteers - becoming  a valued addition to the Street Relief Team with the St. James Community Monday Breakfast Program, in downtown Toronto. Not only is he a welcome addition, but he has become someone whom the program relies and depends on for continued support.  

National Volunteer Week Profile: Martin Minville

April 10, 2015 - Martin Minville has been a Red Cross volunteer for five years. Since day one, he has taken on the great responsibility of Team Leader and rallied the Rimouski volunteer team. He has put together a dedicated team he can count on during emergency responses.

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Haiti: Five Years On

January 08, 2015 -

Five years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors recover from this disaster, rebuild communities and restore hope. 

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Sri Lankan city stands tall 10 years after the tsunami

December 23, 2014 - Chiran Livera, 30, remembers with vivid detail the day the Indian Ocean tsunami struck on Dec. 26. At the time, the Sri Lankan-born humanitarian worker was visiting his family in the southwestern city of Galle.

Rouge sur Blanc event raises over $28,000

September 30, 2014 - On Saturday, September 2, the Rouge sur Blanc event was held at the Grévin Museum in Montreal. The 2nd annual fundraising event of the Red Cross Young Leaders raised $28,265 for the Canadian Red Cross.

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.

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.