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Volunteer Rose Thompson wears many hats, including at times, a party hat

Rose Thompson, a volunteer with the London branch, knows how to throw a party. Last summer, the White Oaks Walmart store in London exceeded its Red Cross fundraising goal, due in large part, to Rose’s efforts.

Photo of the Day: How Hanna helped support Typhoon Haiyan

She’s only 8 years old, but she wanted to help out any way that she could. Meet Hanna, a grade 3 student from Saskatchewan. Hanna learned about Typhoon Haiyan during her Social Studies class. After hearing about the devastation in the Philippines, she thought about how she could raise money to help those who were affected.

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....

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