Melanie MacDonald

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Photo of the Day: Six-year-old fundraiser takes on Typhoon Haiyan!

When Owen Williams’ mom told him about the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the six year old immediately emptied his piggy bank to donate the seven dollars he had saved. Owen figured that since he had a home and the people in the Philippines lost theirs, he had to do something.

From cyber-bullying victim to young humanitarian of the year!

It’s not every full-time university student who devotes as much time as Alisha Virmani does going to bat for victims of bullying.  She was in Halifax recently at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies...

Photo of the Day: Honouring Atlantic Canadian volunteers!

This week marks National Volunteer Week and the Canadian Red Cross in Atlantic Canada marked the occasion by honouring more than 650 of their own volunteers with milestone and merit awards, service and distinguished service awards, and the Order ...

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross helps a little one

Five-year-old Alyssa from Truro, Nova Scotia found herself in quite a predicament, recently, after having injured her foot upon accidently colliding with her dog Bailey. After an exhaustive search for tiny crutches in her hometown went nowhere, a...

Hey Rosetta! Rocks Halifax at Red Cross benefit concert

Friday night marked a very special evening for the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia. The award-winning band Hey Rosetta! was the headliner of the “Red Cross Rocks” benefit concert held at the Cunard Centre in Halifax with local bands SoHo Ghetto...

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