Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

Recipient receives Order of Red Cross

Alberta Volunteer John Napier Inducted Into the Order of Red Cross

January 31, 2023 - “Volunteering has provided me the opportunity to connect with so many people, some in times of need, others in times of joy.  It has truly nourished my soul.”

John Napier is well-known in first aid and swimming and water safety. The long-time volunteer was inducted into the Order of Red Cross, Member Level, at a small gathering in Calgary this fall.

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Ghufran Othman

The Journey from Syria to Canada and the Canadian Red Cross

April 25, 2022 - “My life as I was leaving Syria took the path of the unknown. I wasn’t sure what would happen next.”
The course of Ghufran Othman’s life changed dramatically in 2012, just as she was preparing to graduate from Damascus University. The civil war had escalated to a point that her family feared for their safety. Othman and her sister were sent to Jordan, followed by their mother.

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snowy-haired woman on phone

Red Cross volunteers reach out to seniors with a friendly check-up call

December 08, 2020 - Luisa Castro knows her volunteers have formed a bond with a lonely senior just by looking at their faces when they hang up the phone.

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