Red Cross Stories (Page 7)

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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.

A Canadian Red Cross volunteer looks over a flooded area

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.

Canadian Red Cross volunteers Hazel and Eryn, smiling outside a home

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.


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.

A group of four people sit together at a desk working.

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.


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. 

Health center, Maribal, Haiti

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.


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.


The Halifax Explosion: birth of Canadian Red Cross disaster response

December 06, 2017 - The Halifax Explosion marked the first Canadian Red Cross involvement in domestic disaster relief – an activity that would become a core element of its work and continues to this day.  


International Volunteer Day: Why volunteer at the Red Cross?

December 05, 2017 - Volunteering is one of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles. You could say it’s part of the DNA of the organization. We wanted to share a few of the reasons why Canadian Red Cross volunteers dedicate so much of their time helping others.