Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 5)

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Canadian Red Cross volunteer responders provide aid at New Brunswick derailment

February 03, 2014 - At any moment, Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff are on hand to respond to emergencies and disasters throughout the country.

Make a winter emergency plan with your family

January 30, 2014 - Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time and in any season - even winter.

Become a Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteer

January 30, 2014 - Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Canadian Red Cross has relied on countless volunteers to help bring aid and relief to those affected by emergencies and disasters in Canada and around the world.

Alberta Floods - six months on

January 07, 2014 - Six months after severe flooding devastated swaths of southern Alberta, the Canadian Red Cross is still receiving fresh requests for help from people struggling to rebuild their lives. 

The Red Cross aids 61 affected by fire in Saint-Lambert

December 24, 2013 - Last night, 61 people lost everything in a massive blaze that destroyed their 45-unit apartment building. The Saint-Lambert Red Cross volunteers were mobilized immediately and began by providing moral support, warm blankets, and personal comfort kits to those affected by the fire and who were going through a difficult time. 

Staying safe on the roads

December 06, 2013 - Every year, winter weather is a factor in thousands of motor vehicle collisions. Yet many of these could be avoided by exercising caution and planning ahead during the winter months.

Red Cross responds to floods in Canada throughout the summer

November 12, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is one of the largest charity organizations in the country, and each year it responds to emergencies and disasters in Canada, providing humanitarian aid where it is needed most.

Looking back on Remembrance Day and the Canadian Red Cross' role in World War II

November 10, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is recognized as part of the largest humanitarian relief organizations in the world.

Lac-Mégantic assistance program makes great strides

October 17, 2013 - As one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, the Canadian Red Cross works tirelessly to provide aid and relief to those who need it most, both in Canada and abroad.

A fire in downtown Saint-Donat

October 08, 2013 - Following the violent fire that destroyed several businesses and residences in downtown Saint-Donat in the Lanaudière region, Red Cross volunteers were quickly mobilized to help those who were affected.