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Volunteer Spotlight: Doris Barkley

A big congratulations goes to Red Cross volunteer, Doris Barkley, for recently being recognized for her work and dedication in volunteering for various organizations in Stratford. Doris recently received the Mother Theresa Faith in Action Award by t...

The Haiti web chat and Inside Disaster

Did you miss the Haiti web chat on Monday with our Director of Haiti Operations, Jean-Philippe Tizi? If so, you can still see the chat online. While we are on the topic of Haiti, I also wanted to share with you some clips from Inside Disaster, an ...

A Haiti story that silenced a room

When Jean-Pierre told this story at a luncheon for donors yesterday, the audience was so captivated that you could hear a pin drop. It was five days into the Red Cross operations in Haiti and a woman came running into the Red Cross base camp holdi...

Red Cross starts Haiti transitional shelters

[slideshow]* By Alex Wynter in Leogane, Petit-Goâve and Jacmel, Haiti. Photos by José Manuel Jiménez For the first time since the 12 January earthquake that devastated southern Haiti and left at least a million and a half homeless, the Red Cross i...

More Red Cross Recipes - introducing "Survivor Sushi"

I was hoping that my recent dinner party for Emergency Preparedness Week would spark some discussions. It did and then some! I have spoken to so many people about preparing for an emergency, eating during an emergency and just eating in general that ...

From Bingo to PDA, this youth volunteer is making a difference in Durham

Guest blog by Sherifa Hadi
When Brent Baxter finished high school, he was looking for a way to give back to his community. He started volunteering with the Durham Region Red Cross and the branch’s bingo program. In 2000-2001 he began volunteering w...

Lynn Kergan’s got a thing for emergencies

Not that she wishes them upon people; her thing is teaching people how to be prepared if disaster strikes. As the volunteer operational lead for disaster management in Halton, part of Lynn’s work involves providing workshops on disaster preparedne...

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