Red Cross Stories (Page 3)

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Paul Ravelle

How Volunteering can HELP: Thank You Baxter Canada

August 10, 2020 - Baxter Canada has been a leader in supporting the healthcare of Canadians, and a critical partner for HELP in British Columbia. The Canadian Red Cross program operates in Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia. 

A group of people unload items from a truck.

The Lebanese Red Cross responds to a deepening crisis

August 05, 2020 - On Tuesday, August 4 a massive explosion shook Lebanon’s capital of Beirut. Buildings were leveled, cars tossed into the air, windows and doorways blown out. Reports indicated that the blast was felt as far away as Cyprus, more than 200KM away. 

A Red Cross vest hangs on the back of a chair.

How Red Cross is working to protect clients, staff and volunteers during COVID-19

June 04, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross takes the health and safety of our staff and volunteers, and the individuals we serve, very seriously. During the current pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to assure Canadians that the Canadian Red Cross continues to maintain the ability to safely help the most vulnerable. We would like to highlight a few key steps we are taking.

2 Red Cross Society of China volunteers wearing full protective equipment beside an emergency van.

COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus Facts frequently asked questions

May 14, 2020 - COVID-19 coronavirus facts, including symptoms and prevention tips from the Canadian Red Cross.

A group of Red Cross volunteers assemble aid relief.

Canadian Red Cross responds to flooding in Fort McMurray area

May 05, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross is fundraising and mobilizing after severe flooding swept through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, affecting those in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. 

Outline of province of Nova Scotia with a heart in the middle.

Canadian Red Cross opens a Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund

April 22, 2020 - Canadians were shocked and saddened by the tragic events that unfolded in the overnight hours of April 18-19, 2020, in Nova Scotia.

Acklands-Grainger staff group photo at volunteer training event

This volunteer program trains corporate teams to help their community through a disaster

April 17, 2020 - The Ready When the Time Comes program works with employers to recruit staff and train them as Canadian Red Cross volunteers.

Red Cross volunteer helping little girl.

Every donation made in April is worth TRIPLE thanks to Economical Insurance

April 01, 2020 - Every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross makes an impact on the lives of those affected by emergencies and disasters, and in April, those dollars go three times further.

Red Cross volunteer handing out information to a group of people

COVID-19: How the Canadian Red Cross is responding

March 18, 2020 - Canada is now facing the extraordinary toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Red Cross is already playing a critical role in this response both in Canada and overseas. 

A Red Cross aid worker organizes bags.

Red Cross assists with global coronavirus response as outbreak declared international health emergency

January 31, 2020 - As the 2019-nCoV Novel-Coronavirus outbreak continues spreading beyond China, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has scaled up preparedness efforts to support people who are most vulnerable to the outbreak in Asia Pacific and beyond.