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Help those in need this holiday season – give the gift of food, warmth and comfort

As December is upon us and we prepare to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends, sharing gifts, traditions and special moments with loved ones, and reflecting on the year that has passed, we also want to invite Canadians to help us bring warmth and comfort to people who are not as fortunate in communities across the country. 

Photo of the Day: From Ebola Survivor to Red Cross volunteer

When the Ebola virus first hit Guinea two months ago, many people didn’t realize it was the deadly haemorrhagic fever. Saa Sabas, from Guinea, was caring for his sick parent when he contracted the virus, but managed to beat it. Now, along with the Red Cross Society of Guinea, Saa Sabas works to raise awareness of how to prevent the spread of the disease, to allay some of the fear and rumours, as well as to combat the ignorance about this dangerous disease.

Tech Talk: Making it easy for Ontarians to access community support

A recent addition to the Canadian Red Cross website now makes it easier for people in Ontario to locate community support services in their area. A new listings directory enhances the experience for visitors to the site who are looking for Red Cross support services such as nutritional assistance through Meals on Wheels or rides to and from medical appointments.

Health care delivery still under attack

Those providing health care delivery in conflict zones are at risk of violence, and are often targets of deliberate attacks. When health care workers are in danger, the impact is also felt by those who need access to health care.

Photo of the Day: Polio campaign in Syria

Pictured above, a 5-year old boy from Syria, recently displaced, gets his polio vaccination from Dr. Tarek of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent health department.

Volunteer Profile: Retirement is the perfect time to help

"Sit back and relax." This was not something Mike Pudelko understood well after retirement. After a lengthy career in computer sciences, he was eager to put his hands to work by volunteering for a worthy cause.
 
"I had been a supporter of the Red Cross for many years so I was quite interested in seeing what volunteer opportunities existed with them," Pudelko recalls.

Celebrating community support services in Ontario

October is Community Support Services month in Ontario, and we are celebrating some of our programs that make it possible for people in the community to live independently. Fern Campbell is a great example of someone who has benefited from the Re...

Photo of the Day: 24 years of service and still going strong

Guest entry by James Park, Assistant Communications Coordinator in BC Nobody can deny Alvina’s Berggren's dedication to serving the community and working to improve the lives of the vulnerable. Her 24 years of tirelessly volunteering for the Canad...

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