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Responding to COVID-19 around the world, part 3

As COVID-19 cases soar in many countries, the dreaded ‘second wave’ seems to be upon us. Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across the globe have never stopped working to provide support during this ongoing crisis and remain on the frontlines of the pandemic response. As needs and information change, here are some examples of how the Red Cross is adapting our work to meet these new realities.

Helping hands of 2020

This year was challenging for so many of us as the pandemic changed the way all of us lived. Usually we look back at the year by naming the top blogs but, this year, we thought it was much more important to take a look at those who stepped up in a time of need to help others in 2020. These volunteers gave of themselves when their daily lives were changed as well.

Canadian Red Cross Friendly Phone program helps isolated senior ease pain of loss

WARNING: This story includes mention of a death by suicide.

Ayden Walter is a registered nurse. She’s a newcomer to Regina and was looking to make connections in her community when she discovered the Friendly Phone program on the Canadian Red Cross website.

Shawn De Lierre: from professional squash player to Canadian Red Cross support aide

Like many people this year, Shawn De Lierre saw his daily life change pretty drastically. The professional squash player traded his racquet and sportswear for a mask and gown to assist the staff and residents at various living facilities in Quebec, including long-term care (LTC) homes.

Helping to keep Black communities fed during COVID-19

For some families in Montreal, the African Canadian Development and Prevention Network (ACDPN) is the difference between having a substantial meal or going without. Beyond food, ACDPN provides connection – however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the group had to adapt how it connects with its communities.

'Tis the Season for Tax Savings

Difficult times like these allow us to take stock in what’s most important to us like family, friends, safety and health. It’s during these times of reflection and appreciation that many Canadians decide to share their good fortune with others by supporting causes close to their heart through a charitable donation. Here's how to have the most financial impact for you come tax time.

Coping with a Health Emergency: A Guide for the Holidays

Planning for the holidays during a pandemic, while also trying to be safe and managing COVID-19 fatigue can be challenging for all of us. Coping with a Health Emergency: A Guide for the Holidays includes suggestions and helpful tips that may make the holidays less stressful for you

10 tips to improve your winter driving skills

There are two extremes in our own perceptions of our winter driving capabilities: there are those who it barely phases, moving deftly from summer to winter driving with nary a care other than switching to winter tires OR those who are gripped with panic, frozen in fear if you will, at the idea of driving on slippery, icy roads that no longer have discernable markings making you dependent on the car ahead of you for as long as you can see it.
Where do you fall on the spectrum?

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