Red Cross Stories (Page 4)

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A Red Cross volunteer holds boxes with supplies.

Philippines volcano: Red Cross prepares for the worst

January 14, 2020 -

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated after Taal volcano in Batangas, the Philippines, began spewing ash on January 12 and lava in the early hours of January 13.

An Australian Red Cross volunteer talks with an evacuee

Red Cross personnel supporting Australia bushfires response

January 07, 2020 - Extreme temperatures, dry conditions and winds have combined to cause or escalate hundreds of bushfires across five Australian states, in an unprecedented fire season.

Red Cross volunteer smiling at baby boy

Top 20 in 2020

December 30, 2019 - It’s countdown time, as we get closer to kicking off a New Year AND a new decade!  We always have the best intentions with new years’ resolutions, but more often than not, they’re tough to keep.

Earthquake search and rescue

Albania Earthquake: Red Cross teams providing urgent medical assistance, food and water to survivors

November 29, 2019 - Red Cross and Red Crescent teams from across Europe are in Albania to help the local Red Cross with rescue and relief efforts following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake near the capital Tirana.

Holiday Survival Kit gifts

This holiday, vulnerable people need your help – send a Red Cross Survival Kit

November 22, 2019 - Deliver a Canadian Red Cross Survival Kit to vulnerable people who need help in Canada and abroad. Check out the Holiday Gift Shop to learn more about the full kit and its impact. 

BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.

Ann Deane volunteer

In her words: Retired teacher Ann Deane shares her story about being a Canadian Red Cross volunteer

September 24, 2019 - Ann is one of our amazing volunteers in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She volunteers in the Emergency Management program helping her community in times of need and has assisted in public education through emergency preparedness presentations.

Aerial view of Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas suffers extensive damage, Red Cross helps

September 02, 2019 - Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, has caused extensive and devastating damage across the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas, according to initial assessments from authorities and Red Cross officials on the ground.

Canadian Red Cross worker allows child to draw on her hand

Earn Aeroplan Miles and SCENE points with every donation to the Red Cross this September

September 02, 2019 - It feels good to make a difference in the lives of those in need. For the month of September, we want to make it feel even better by offering you 100 Aeroplan® Miles or 100 SCENE® points for every $5 you donate.

Red Cross emergency field hospital put to new use after measles outbreak in the Philippines

August 13, 2019 - Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the Canadian Red Cross donated its emergency field hospital to the Philippine Red Cross. The hospital is still being used, most recently during a measles outbreak.