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Self-care tips for COVID-related anxiety

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Dealing with this pandemic can be overwhelming. Many of us are struggling with what we’re seeing in the news, watching case numbers rise, or still aren’t ready to “get back to normal”. If you’re struggling, here are some tips to help take care of yourself:

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New volunteer Ha Vu describes why she gives back to organizations like the Canadian Red Cross

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Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management volunteer Ha Vu’s interest in philanthropy led her to become a Red Cross Walmart ambassador. During the month-long campaign to raise funds for disaster preparedness, training, and responses in Canada, Ha does regular check-ins at her designated Walmart store - where she thanks Associates for their support.

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Honouring Canadian Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Program Volunteers

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During 2022, Red Cross is supporting its current Training Partners in making the transition to the swimming, lifeguarding, and aquatic leadership programs of the Lifesaving Society of Canada. As the transition is underway, the Canadian Red Cross looks back on the program and the volunteers who contributed to it with gratitude and acknowledgement of their life changing work.

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"It was worth it": How N.S. author used first aid training to help

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Award-winning author Rebecca Thomas, of Nova Scotia, thought getting trained in first aid may come in useful but she couldn’t have guessed within a couple months, Rebecca would find herself using these skills in two first aid emergencies.

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Do you know the signs of a stroke?

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When it comes to strokes, every second counts - that’s why it is so important to know the signs, and to act FAST.

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What to do when a child is choking

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For many parents or caregivers, it’s important to know first aid, at least basic first aid skills.
Would you know what to do if a child in your presence was choking?

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Volunteering to help after leaving Ukraine

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For many people who have left Ukraine since the end of February, helping others is a priority, both those who have also fled and those in their new communities. These are the stories of some women from Ukraine who are now supporting the work of the Romanian Red Cross.

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Heroes among us: Volunteers during local disasters

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When looking at a map of Northern Saskatchewan, you’ll notice the roads are few and far between. It’s easy to wonder, how do people get help promptly during times of need? The answer is through the dedicated volunteers locally placed throughout the community who spring into action when duty calls.

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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