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Watch the Emergency Social Data Summit online

There is no question that popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are changing the way people communicate. It’s even changing the way that people call for help or share news. Consider this: when a small earthquake was felt in some p...

Pakistan live chat today

The Canadian Red Cross is inviting staff, volunteers, donors and the general public to join a live chat for more information on Red Cross flood relief efforts in Pakistan today. Canadian Red Cross Program Manager for Pakistan Faisal Mahboob, and Emer...

Disaster Dining – coming to a Walmart store near you

If you are a frequent follower of this blog, you know how much we like to talk about dining solutions for disaster situations. This month, the Canadian Red Cross along with select Walmart stores across Canada will be hosting disaster dining ch...

Rescuer Award for the mules of Pakistan

At the Red Cross, we have Rescuer Awards that are given to those who go above and beyond to rescue someone in an emergency. I’d like to give one of those awards to the mules of Pakistan! In Pakistan, there are entire communities that remain virtua...

Introducing the tornado potato

We read about this culinary creation in a Toronto Star article written by Jennifer Bain this morning. We thought it would be perfect for Food Friday. It’s a potato in a spiral shape just like a tornado. We don’t have a recipe for this, but basical...

It’s a defibrillator! It’s a toaster!

It’s a defibrillator toaster! Our friends at Red Cross PDX recently wrote about this one-of-a-kind toaster on their blog. And since every Friday is Food Friday on this blog, we just had to share it with all of you. Not only does it toast your b...

Red Cross delegate heading to Pakistan

We just got news today that as the Red Cross continues to ramp up its assistance to people in Pakistan, Canadian Red Cross delegate, Ted Itani, is heading there to lead the International Red Cross Field Assessment and Coordination Team. Having...

Volunteers are the heart of our organization

"Our volunteers are the heart of our organization." We have said this a million times, but it is so true. Many Red Cross programs and services are made possible because generous individuals commit their time to help their community. We wanted t...

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