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Top 10 blogs from 2018

With the year winding to an end, we took a look back at some of our most engaging blog posts from 2018. With natural disasters and emergencies occurring across Canada and the world, these blogs reflect the willingness of people to help and some inspiring stories of people wanting to make a difference. Here are the top 10 blogs from 2018.

Preparing for greener Red Cross responses in the Americas

Through a partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, WWF has provided training and technical support on green recovery and reconstruction to the Red Crosses of Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua. Anita and Evelyn took some time to answer a few questions about the initiative for us.and Evelyn took some time to answer a few questions about the initiative for us.

Leduc teen receives Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award

Leduc teen Rebecka Blackburn was enjoying an afternoon with family at the North Saskatchewan river in Devon in July 2018 when she noticed a man swimming in the water was in trouble. She didn’t hesitate to jump in and pull him to shore.

A first opportunity to visit a besieged city in Syria

Visiting Deir es Zor, as the second largest of the 14 governorates in Syria, was memorable for a number of reasons. It is not unlike other locations we have visited, particularly Douma in Eastern Ghouta, but shocking just the same. 
This is a first opportunity for the Canadian Red Cross to visit the city since it was besieged, leaving the population cut off from electricity, telecommunications and most importantly, humanitarian aid. 

5 safety stocking stuffers

The holidays are a time to celebrate in good health with family and friends. Give the gift of safety this holiday season with 5 affordable ideas that suit any person on your list.
 

In war-torn countries, the Red Cross provides life-saving surgery

For the last ten years, armed conflicts and violence has caused an unprecedented level of human suffering in places like Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. The Red Cross and Red Crescent is on the ground, providing impartial and life-saving aid to those who are caught in these conflicts - including surgical care. 

In his words: an interview with a volunteer from PEI

Our volunteers consist of thousands of remarkable Canadians, generously giving their time to help others in need. Here we sit down with one such volunteer from P.E.I., Jamie MacKay who shares what he has seen and experienced as a volunteer, and why he does it.

What’s in your parent bag?

So many changes happen when we become parents. Subsisting on 2 hours of sleep a night and copious coffee; falling in love with our children; cleaning near constant messes; embracing kids music that makes no sense. We’ve all been there.

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