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Dear Greg...put the toilet seat down!

For the love of humanity, put down the toilet seat!  That was the plea of a disgruntled woman on Twitter challenging her other half to finally lower the seat. The call to action grabbed headlines – and an entire billboard in a busy street in S...

Changing lives through a simple friendly visit

It’s Community Support Month in Ontario, and all this month we are sharing stories about our various community health programs. One program we wanted to tell you about is the Friendly Visiting program. If you haven’t heard about the program before...

“Stop the Bieber” campaign raises $600 for Pakistan flood relief

High school students normally raise money for charities with bake sales or car washes. But, for a Lower Sackville NS high school they decided to do something different to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross Pakistan appeal: Justin Bieber music, an...

Food Friday: Red Cross Gobble Gobble

We put a simple question out to some of our Red Cross staff: What are you having for Thanksgiving dinner? In true Red Cross fashion, the responses we received were diverse, creative and downright hearty. Can you guess who is having the smoked turk...

Meals on Wheels volunteers know the meaning of commitment

When I hear the word commitment, I normally think about going to the gym three-days-a-week, or making sure that I have enough vegetables in my diet. This week, I learned a whole other meaning of the word when I joined the ranks of Canadian Red Cross ...

The Meals on Wheels client I will never forget

I met a few clients during my first day as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. There is definitely one in particular that I will never forget. @ @ After receiving instructions from my driver/mentor Eddie, I knocked on the door and entered the a...

My Meals on Wheels mentor

There was no one better in the whole world that I could have been paired up with for my first day as a Meals on Wheels volunteer than Eddie Friel. Eddie was not only my driver, driving me to each client’s home for me to drop off a meal, but he was al...

A glimpse into a day of a Meals on Wheels volunteer

It’s Meals on Wheels Week , and we are taking the time to share with you stories about how this important program helps thousands of injured, frail and elderly people in Ontario. Our very own roving reporter, Jen Mayville, was a Meals on Wheels vo...

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