Red Cross Stories (Page 2)

Canadian Red Cross Stories
Red Cross responds to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 23, 2018 - An Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, was confirmed on May 8, 2018. The Red Cross is on the ground, bringing stocks of life-saving equipment and supplies to help prevent the spread of the virus.
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Canadian Red Cross Announces 2018 Humanitarian Awards for Newfoundland and Labrador

May 23, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced that business leader John Steele of St. John’s will be the 2018 recipient of its Humanitarian Award for Newfoundland and Labrador.  Anti-bullying advocate Lynelle Cantwell also of St. John’s will receive its 2018 Young Humanitarian Award for her contributions to youth empowerment.   
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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities across Canada

May 17, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross is working with local and provincial authorities to assist thousands of people impacted by flooding in British Columbia and New Brunswick.
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Red Cross responds to extensive flooding in New Brunswick

May 03, 2018 - Across New Brunswick, residents are affected by severe spring flooding as water levels reach historic levels. The Canadian Red Cross is registering evacuees and is prepared to respond.
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What I wish I had known: Advice for new volunteers

April 18, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross provides communities with support and assistance however our work is only possible with our dedicated volunteers.
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Proud to put on the vest and answer the call to volunteer

April 15, 2018 - Thirteen years ago, I looked into volunteering somewhere where I could help people and make a difference in my community.  I feel proud to have made a difference many times and contribute to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross.
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Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

April 15, 2018 - At the Red Cross, we are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their invaluable work and see their passion in helping others every day. We asked a few of our amazing volunteers why they dedicate their time and efforts into helping others and here is what some had to say.
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How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

January 15, 2018 - When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 
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The Canadian Red Cross is facilitating access to healthcare in remote areas of Haiti

January 11, 2018 - Marbial is a large neighbourhood in Jacmel, the area of Southeast Haiti where the Canadian Red Cross built a health centre as part of the integrated health program that was implemented after the earthquake on January 12, 2010.
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Online search finds a Red Cross treasure

December 19, 2017 - What began as an online search for a mannequin to be used in a small display of historical items at our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, building has reacquainted us with a long-retired volunteer who had an exceptional history with the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia.
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