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The Ride for Red is on the move

Do you like riding your bike? Do you like it so much that you would bike 4000 km in 40 days in 2 countries to raise $1 million? Well, we have found four individuals who do like it that much. Miss Canada 2009 and three Olympic bobsledders are takin...

Timmins volunteer accompanying important Red Cross shipment to Pakistan

Canadian Red Cross volunteer, Carole McIntyre, has been given a special task.  She is en-route to Pakistan today with $1 million of emergency supplies to help with relief efforts following extensive flooding across the country, which has affected ...

Learning to swim

[slideshow] Check out these cute photos from a recent swim program with the Mattagami First Nations in Timmins. Shout out to the instructors, Kayla Lessard, Natasha Kullas, and Ashley Kullas, who were in the water with these 25 children. Also, Dar...

“Dad Was Inspiring”: A volunteer’s tribute to her father

*Special Father's Day guest blog by Canadian Red Cross volunteer Bonnie Dunn-Carver Thank you for letting me share with you a little about my Dad, Jack Dunn. His role with the Red Cross, Sudbury Branch began in 1990.  He was a much-loved volu...

Calling all soccer fans!

Today is the day many soccer or (for most of the world) football fans have been waiting for: the first day of the FIFA World Cup. For the next month, soccer-mania  will take hold of the world. What most people don’t know is that the Red Cross and ...

Some Red Cross facts for World Red Cross Day

May 8 is World Red Cross Red Crescent Day celebrating the good work the Movement does every day around the world. Why is today World Red Cross Red Crescent Day? Well, it is the birthday of Henry Dunant

Sudbury volunteer’s clocked 36,000km

If you live in Sudbury, then chances are you’ve seen Red Cross volunteer Alfred Lafantaisie driving around the community in a van decked out in the Red Cross logo. He’s clocked 36,000 kilometres, taking seniors to medical appointments. He’s gotten...

Red Cross volunteer Paul Hennessey doubles as a Grocery Sherpa

For Canadian Red Cross Sault Ste. Marie branch volunteer Paul Hennessey, volunteering brings a new challenge every day. One day he is providing support to a family who has lost their home to a fire. The next, he is driving seniors to medical appoi...

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