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HELP: How the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program supports my mobility and independence  

Jennifer Barnable, a woman with green eyes and purple-toned, wavy hair is standing in front of a white wall.

Disability doesn’t discriminate, it can appear in our lives, whether from birth, through illness and injury, or simply by the natural process of aging. Chances are, you or someone you know, lives with some form of temporary or permanent disability. Would you know where to turn to if you needed health equipment to maintain your quality of life?

Jennifer Barnable, a woman with green eyes and purple-toned, wavy hair is standing in front of a white wall.

Is your work-from-home environment as safe as you think?

A woman is smiling at a desk, facing a computer

It’s undeniable; the amount of people working from home in the last few years has exponentially increased. While working from the comfort of our home has its share of advantages for many, there are also considerations to take when thinking about safety.

A woman is smiling at a desk, facing a computer

Working together to save a life: how a work team switched gears in a first aid emergency

Two people in red shirts around a mannequin applying an AED to it

An operations crew within Public Works for the City of St. John’s, NL, found out the importance of teamwork – and training - in a recent first aid emergency resulting in the crew being nominated for the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award.

Two people in red shirts around a mannequin applying an AED to it

Wilberforce Red Cross outpost celebrates 100-year anniversary

Front view of a historic building with a plaque on a post outside it

On Aug 15th, Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The outpost served as a nursing station and mini-hospital for those who needed health care in isolated communities. The outpost was the first of its kind in the Ontario Division of the Canadian Red Cross.

Front view of a historic building with a plaque on a post outside it

Red Cross program supports flood-impacted business in Abbotsford

A man sitting on top of a tractor with other landscaping vehicles

On a November morning last year, as Travis looked inside his newly renovated shop, he could see the water slowly creeping higher. He was in disbelief. He had never imagined the flooding of the Nooksack River would have such a devastating impact on his property in Abbotsford.

A man sitting on top of a tractor with other landscaping vehicles

Red Cross program helps Princeton not-for-profit repair flood-damaged building

A woman in a yellow shirt smiling while leaning against a white wall with a sign that says: Princeton Family Services Society

The Princeton Family Services Society building in B.C. was damaged in the flooding and the cost of repairing their building has been a stressor. After hearing about the Canadian Red Cross’ Support to Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Program, Jenny decided to apply for the financial assistance.
“The loss of building and then rebuilding is a huge cost to us,” emphasizes Jenny. “Help from Red Cross has really helped."

A woman in a yellow shirt smiling while leaning against a white wall with a sign that says: Princeton Family Services Society

Stopping the COVID-19 spread to support youth in Nova Scotia

Two women in masks holding rapid tests outside a building with a sign with text: HomeBridge Youth Society

At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nova Scotia, hundreds of free rapid antigen test kits arrived at Homebridge Youth Society, enabling the youth residential care provider to implement twice-weekly testing that helped keep the home in operation through the worst of the pandemic.

Two women in masks holding rapid tests outside a building with a sign with text: HomeBridge Youth Society

Total strangers to true companions

Chris Hetke Photo, Friendly Calls Program Volunteer Chris Hetke smiles in a close-up solo photo

Despite being brought together out of an unfortunate circumstance, the powerful impact of Chris and George’s story is bright, inspiring, and heartwarming. The bond the two now have speaks to the undeniable importance of human connection and how something as simple as having a conversation can make a world of difference to someone.

Chris Hetke Photo, Friendly Calls Program Volunteer Chris Hetke smiles in a close-up solo photo

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