British Columbia and Yukon News and Stories (Page 2)


Virtual Disaster Assistance in the era of COVID-19

June 18, 2020 - In April 2020, a wildfire near Squamish. British Columbia displaced more than 140 people burning homes and property.  The BC-based Canadian Red Cross team supported individuals and families - remotely due to COVID-19. 

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Garrett Young - Volunteer EM and HELP

Garrett Young passionate about giving back

June 16, 2020 - Meet Garrett Young, a Red Cross volunteer giving back to his community through the Health Equipment Loan Program and as a Duty Officer in the Emergency Management Program. Garrett is younger than most volunteers, and shares the value of volunteering for those just starting out in their careers. 

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Paul Ravelle, Prince George

Giving back, after receiving help

June 13, 2020 - Like many volunteers, Paul Ravelle first came to the Canadian Red Cross when his wife required specialize equipment following an illness. The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) in Prince George supported the Ravelle family, and today Paul is a valued HELP volunteer. 

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BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.

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B.C. tattoo artist rallies community and fundraises $24,000 for Red Cross

January 25, 2019 - For two years, Kelsey Bareham has been tattooing for charity, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support communities impacted by fires in British Columbia.

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A Canadian Red Cross volunteer looks over a flooded area

Red Cross responds as floods impact communities across Canada

May 17, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross is working with local and provincial authorities to assist thousands of people impacted by flooding in British Columbia and New Brunswick.

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Business owners suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

November 29, 2017 - Small business owners who suffered financial and business losses following British Columbia’s worst wildfire season can now apply for additional financial assistance.

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Canadian Red Cross announces Support to Small Business and Community Partnerships Funding from Province of BC

August 14, 2017 - Thanks to funding from the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Red Cross has launched two programs to support communities impacted by the fires in B.C. 

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Red Cross responding as B.C. wildfires force thousands from their homes

July 09, 2017 - Massive wildfires have triggered a province-wide state of emergency in British Columbia. Fast moving flames have forced thousands of people from their homes. 

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Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 - Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support.

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