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Red Cross volunteer featured in the Toronto Star

Good news today! Check out the Toronto Star  and you'll see a story about one of our own, Audrey Wilson. She's been a Red Cross volunteer for 54 years and on Thursday she will receive the Order of the Red Cross. It’s the highest honour given without ...

Lifejacket safety poll

National Life Jacket Safety Day is coming up on May 20, so we thought we'd do this quick little poll to see how many people are wearing life jackets when they're on the water. Give us a hand! Take two seconds and place your vote here: http://twtpo...

New Red Cross agreement with the Pickering Fire Services

On May 5th, the Canadian Red Cross and Pickering Fire Services signed a Memorandum of Agreement during a ceremony at the Pickering Fire Services Headquarters.  With the agreement, the Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance program in Durha...

Songs from Haiti

Guest blog by Christine Hwang, Red Cross delegate to Haiti. Christine recently returned from a six-week mission to Haiti where she worked in a Red Cross hospital. [gallery columns="2"] The children are excited to see us.  “Pick me! Pick me!” th...

World's largest Red Cross

Just saw this very fun blog about a new world record in Norway for the world's largest Red Cross. Over 1,000 people wearing red ponchos were needed to make this! Red Cross in Oregon thinks this just might even be cooler than the world's largest sushi...

Making sure your vehicle is ready

Driving along a remote portion of highway and your see your temperature gauge creeping higher and higher, steam coming out from under your hood, red lights on your dashboard.  You pull over to the side of the road in 30 degree heat.  Yep, you thought...

Prepare-aphernalia: The Backpack Couch

*Special thanks to our sister Society in Oregon, RedCrossPDX, for this awesome blog One common excuse people give for not having an emergency kit: "I have nowhere to put it." Okay, fair enough. Maybe you live in one of those adorable tin...

Tweeting about emergency preparedness

While the debate continues about the appropriate use of social media during an actual crisis, it seems that social media tools, such as Twitter, are generally proving to be important tools for disaster preparedness and awareness. I’ve been on ...

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