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Video: What it means to be a volunteer

Canadian Red Cross Volunteer, Susan MacKenzie, has responded to disasters across North America.  From the Northern Alberta wildfires to Hurricane Sandy, she is always putting others before herself. Without volunteers like Sandy the Canadian Re...

Red Cross Delegate Profile: Sandra Damota

When we think of the damage caused by disasters, we tend to think of basic needs like shelter, water, food, and health, but we often forget how many other emotional, mental, and spiritual things are effected in a disaster. Red Cross psychosocial dele...

Tech Talk: Breakout year for social media in emergencies

Social media isn’t new anymore, but the ways in which it can be used both by the public and officials during emergencies are evolving quickly. In 2012, our own Canadian Red Cross survey about social media use in disasters demonstrated that it’s a ...

Photo of the Day: Tropical Cyclone Evan

Today's photo of the day shows the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan. Evan made landfall in Samoa on December 13 as a category 3 tropical storm. Apia, which is the capital of Samoa, suffered from extensive flooding as well as widespread structural d...

Volunteers provide assistance in house fires

The Greater New York branch of the American Red Cross is still handling cleanup efforts following Sandy, but they are also helping to respond to the increased number of house fires that occur at this time of year. At the Canadian Red Cross, call...

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross volunteers in New York

Caroline Belina of Montreal was deployed by the Canadian Red Cross to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Pictured above in a red vest, Belina works alongside former New York Knicks basketball player John Wallace to unload relief supplies at a ...

Photo of the Day: Delivering help after Superstorm Sandy

One month after Sandy, the U.S. East coast is slowly getting back on its feet. This week, the American Red Cross shared this update on their efforts so far.  We’ve mentioned how Canadian and Mexican Red Cross volunteers were deployed to work alo...

Alberta volunteer gives up vacation days for Sandy response

Most people like to use their holidays as an opportunity to get away, rest and unwind. 51-year-old Allan Works, an oiler and pressure vessel inspector, chose to spend the remainder of his 2012 vacation days giving back. In early November, Allan re...

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