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Photo of the Day: John Gallin and his pockets full of change

Since the beginning of the year John Gallin has visited his local Red Cross branch in London, Ontario to donate his pocket change. Inspired during a first aid course, John decided his goal was to visit the branch every week to make his donation. In the past 12 months John has surpassed his goal of $100 and has donated almost $600 with a few weeks left still!

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross open house in Grande Prairie

After relocating in May, we officially celebrated the new Red Cross office in Grande Prairie on December 5.

Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season to stuff stockings and wrap carefully selected gifts for our friends and loved ones. But did you know that you could also give the gift of preparedness this holiday? Some Red Crossers have put together  their favourite gift ideas:

Photo of the Day: Six-year-old fundraiser takes on Typhoon Haiyan!

When Owen Williams’ mom told him about the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the six year old immediately emptied his piggy bank to donate the seven dollars he had saved. Owen figured that since he had a home and the people in the Philippines lost theirs, he had to do something.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday!

At this time of year, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with shopping, long line-ups, socials and all the activity around days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Introducing... Giving Tuesday, the new kid in town, the ‘day’ that is all about giving, m...

Providing psychological first aid to heal the hidden hurt

A lot can happen in a short amount of time. That was certainly the case this week for Sandra Damota, who has deployed with the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to assist in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. It was Monday at 6 p....

Photo of the Day: How the Red Cross responds to disasters

Nearly 10 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan according to the latest report from the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Over 618,000 people have been displaced by the disaster and 1,458 evacuati...

Photos: Red Cross provides relief in Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan

The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with the Philippine Red Cross to provide relief to the millions affected by Typhoon Haiyan which caused widespread damage including landslides and flooding. The Philippine Red Cross is supporting local...

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