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100 years of giving

“As the men were coming out of the trenches, the Red Cross met them with a cup of tea,” Skawski said. “It probably wasn’t very hot considering what was going on at the time, but they always met them with a cup of tea.”
 

As a Walmart associate, Carmen is raising funds to help people like her who have been affected by disasters

When the tornadoes hit the Mont-Bleu neighbourhood on September 21st of last year, Carmen was behind the wheel. She had no idea that a tornado was coming. Carmen has been a Walmart associate at the Plateau branch for nearly 10 years and doesn’t carry her cellphone with her at work.

Missing Maps: Aviva Mapathon

Aviva Canada recently hosted its third mapathon as part of the Missing Maps project, where participants, including staff from Aviva and Red Cross, spent part of a day mapping remote Canadian communities. By mapping out the locations of buildings, houses and roads in vulnerable communities, the Missing Maps project can identify potential hazards and possible evacuation routes. This ultimately strengthens these communities in the event of a natural disaster.

10 inspiring women who made a difference

For International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re bringing together a collection of stories depicting remarkable women who have made a contribution to Red Cross efforts whether through international aid, volunteering with us or putting our programs, such as bullying and violence prevention, into action.

Warehouses help Red Cross be ready for disasters

At the Canadian Red Cross, we talk a lot about personal preparedness. Be ready for disasters by knowing the risks, making a plan, and getting an emergency kit. But how does the Red Cross prepare for these situations?

Giving the gift of time as a volunteer

Most people look forward to retirement as a time to slow down and relax, but that was not the plan for Hamilton resident Jim DePass. In 2006, after finishing a rewarding 40-year career with a steel manufacturer, Jim decided that his first priority as a retiree was to volunteer, and his sights were set on the Canadian Red Cross. 

What it’s like to help others through disaster: a volunteer’s story

Volunteers work tirelessly with the Canadian Red Cross to assist the most vulnerable in their communities. As one of those volunteers, I can tell you it is a rewarding experience, but also one that presents unique challenges.

Mummering: a Newfoundland and Labrador holiday tradition

For many people in Newfoundland and Labrador, holiday festivities wouldn’t be complete without the centuries-old tradition of mummering — a disguised house visiting and guessing game.  Canadian Red Cross staff in St. John's recently got in on the fun too.

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