Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 7)

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Lac-Mégantic: How your donations are being spent

August 12, 2013 - Thanks to the generosity of Canadians like you, the Canadian Red Cross has so far been able to help more than 1,230 families affected by the train derailment in Lac-Mégantic. 

Helping your neighbours

August 06, 2013 - When Judith Wilson saw images of the flood-devastated community of High River, Alberta, it was hard to believe that it was only a short drive away from her Okotoks home.

Rescued from a flood

July 25, 2013 -

In Ontario, Canadian Red Cross disaster teams have been working hard to help those communities affected by severe flooding – including 70-year-old Angelo, his wife and their neighbours in Black River

Red Cross Call Centre Opens for Recovery Assistance

July 24, 2013 - For Albertans who have been impacted the flood, which stormed Calgary and the surrounding area a month ago, the Canadian Red Cross has been conducting confidental interviews based on their disaster-caused needs through its call centre. 

Supporting clean-up efforts in Calgary

July 19, 2013 - Red Cross was recently in the Calgary community of Bowness to distribute household cleanup kits to residents whose homes were affected by the flooding.

Just being able to talk about it helps

July 19, 2013 - Gérard and Monique have been married for nearly 40 years. They live on Champlain Street in Lac-Mégantic, a few metres from the railroad. Their home is in the red zone, which has been evacuated since the terrible night of the train derailment.

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.

A young volunteer helping families in Alberta

July 11, 2013 - On June 21, at 10 a.m, 14 year-old Alyssa looked out of her classroom window in High River to see flood waters rising over the football fields.

The Red Cross provides assistance to Lac-Mégantic evacuees

July 11, 2013 - A number of expressions come to mind in connection with what happened in Lac-Mégantic during the night of July 6: disaster, nightmare, and so on. 

Neighbours helping Neighbours: American Red Cross assists response in Alberta

July 05, 2013 - With heaps of experience and expertise, six staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross joined the Canadian Red Cross on June 24, just four days after major flooding caused mass evacuation in areas in and around Calgary.