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Member of the Far East Welfare Team Receives Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal

One member of the Far East Welfare Team was Jacqueline Van Campen, now a resident of Victoria, BC.  She was recruited by the Canadian Red Cross in 1953 when she was working on her Master of Social Work at Laval University. She spent a year in Japan and three months in Korea near the front, where she worked in various Maple Leaf Clubs. 

Fluffy recruits provide comfort during times of emergency

A fluffy friend in a time of need! Read how Red Cross teddy bears make a difference during disasters and emergencies. 

Passionate about making the world a better place: Remembering Mohammad Asadi Lari

On January 8, a plane carrying 176 people, including 57 Canadians, crashed outside of Tehran, Iran. The loss of life is enormous, and the impact has been felt deeply by communities across the country. Among the deceased was Canadian Red Cross volunteer Mohammad Asadi Lari. Mohammad was passionate about making the world a better place, which was evident in all the incredible contributions he made to the Canadian Red Cross. 
 

Q&A with Red Cross volunteer Ibtesam Eisa from Fredericton, New Brunswick

Red Cross volunteer Ibtesam Eisa tells us about why she volunteers and what working with the Red Cross means to her. 

A decade of Red Cross on the ground

As we get ready in ring in 2020, we're reflecting on some events from the past decade that brought together international aid workers, inspired innovative solutions to complex challenges, and showed the amazing capacity for resilience humans have in the face of disasters.

No matter the day or the hour, Red Cross is ready to help

Disasters and emergencies can happen any day, which is why Red Cross volunteers are ready to meet urgent needs, even on Christmas Eve. 

In her own words: First time in the field with the Canadian Red Cross

 “Can you deploy for the Manitoba snowstorms?” The text arrived on Saturday while I was in a crisis management class.  By Monday, I was in the air, flying to Manitoba on my first response with the Canadian Red Cross!

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.”
 

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