Red Cross Stories (Page 5)

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Bill at Walmart

A community rallies together at an Ontario Walmart store

July 11, 2019 - Bill has been a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross for over 10 years. He spearheaded the logistics team in Ontario and has been the boots on the ground problem solver for several disasters. However, on Sunday, April 14th in the small town of Kapuskasing in Northern Ontario, something out of the ordinary took place at the local Walmart store.

Bessie Froud RC volunteer

New Brunswick family faces floods two years in a row: How Red Cross helps

May 04, 2019 - In the spring of 2018, Bessie Froud and her husband Ray had to evacuate as flood waters inundated their home. Having no place to go, it was the Canadian Red Cross that arranged accommodation during the three weeks they were evacuated.

A Red Cross volunteer stands in a flooded street

Red Cross launches emergency flood appeals in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario

April 18, 2019 - Winter thaw and steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.

How one volunteer is helping in her community and across Canada

April 11, 2019 - Louise Carson is an Emergency Management volunteer in New Brunswick.Volunteering is both her hobby and her passion, and she volunteers with various organizations in her community.

Red Cross volunteer handing bucket of supplies to woman

April donations to the Red Cross will be triple matched thanks to Economical Insurance

April 01, 2019 - 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.

A mother and baby boy standing outside with wreckage in the background

Canadian Red Cross sends emergency field hospital to disaster-stricken Mozambique

March 25, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross is sending its field hospital to provide life-saving assistance to the hundreds of thousands of people in need of urgent assistance across Mozambique.

Large group of people stand under roof overhang to escape the rain.

Cyclone Idai: Full extent of humanitarian emergency still emerging

March 15, 2019 - Tropical cyclone Idai makes landfall in Mozambique, bringing high-speed winds and heavy rains. The Mozambique Red Cross is on the ground assessing needs of displaced families and providing humanitarian relief to those affected.

Kelsey Bareham does one of many #Trees4BC tattoos.

B.C. tattoo artist rallies community and fundraises $24,000 for Red Cross

January 25, 2019 - For two years, Kelsey Bareham has been tattooing for charity, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support communities impacted by fires in British Columbia.

Canadian Red Cross volunteers Carolyn Wanamaker and Tonya Bradley were on site to help

The Canadian Red Cross helps New Brunswick mother after house fire

January 25, 2019 - After a house fire over Christmas left Treena Smith with nothing, the Canadian Red Cross was there to help.

Red Cross responding to latest tsunami in Indonesia

December 23, 2018 - The Red Cross is helping as Indonesia faces another devastating tsunami.