Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

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Canadian Red Cross Friendly Phone program helps isolated senior ease pain of loss

December 29, 2020 - WARNING: This story includes mention of a death by suicide.

Ayden Walter is a registered nurse. She’s a newcomer to Regina and was looking to make connections in her community when she discovered the Friendly Phone program on the Canadian Red Cross website.

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Help Support Community with Holiday Give Cards

December 08, 2020 - It is the gift of time. The time to figure out what to do next in the wake of a devastating house fire or flood.
For 207 families in Saskatchewan forced from their homes in 2019-2020, Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance volunteers were there to help by giving a gift of time.

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Saskatchewan volunteer receives Canadian Red Cross’ highest honour

November 26, 2020 - Sandra MacArthur, of Osler, SK, was named a member of the Order of the Red Cross during a virtual ceremony last night.

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Saskatchewan volunteer receives highest Red Cross honour

November 26, 2020 - When you think of extraordinary people, Sandra MacArthur of Osler, SK, certainly fits the bill.

Her dedication as a Canadian Red Cross volunteer over the last 13 years helping others in the midst of disaster was recognized in a virtual ceremony November 25, 2020, during which she was named a member of the Order of the Red Cross.
 

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Saskatchewan donor quietly ensuring help is available

November 13, 2020 - When asked why she thinks donating is important, Jocelyn Souliere has a simple answer. “People need help.”
 

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With gratitude on National Philanthropy Day

November 13, 2020 - The work of the Canadian Red Cross is only possible because of the generous contributions from several sectors including corporate gifts, grants, major gifts from individuals or foundations, third-party fundraisers, and those who give smaller amounts on a one-time or monthly basis.
 

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Recreation funding helps inspire, educate and connect in the far north

November 13, 2020 - More that 600 youth from 28 different Saskatchewan Indigenous communities learned to swim from Canadian Red Cross instructors last year, in large part due to the generosity of various granting organizations.
 

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Growing Red Cross program creates connection for isolated seniors

November 09, 2020 -

When you drop a stone in water, the ripples radiate in all directions. In a similar fashion, the Red Cross Friendly Phone program begins by forging connections between two people, but the ripple effects of camaraderie and good will can be felt across the community. And it all begins with a simple phone call.

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Engaging creates empowerment for Black Lake communities

November 09, 2020 - In January 2020, at the invitation of Black Lake Denesuline First Nation, a team from the Canadian Red Cross made the first of two trips to help build community resiliency for children, youth and adults.

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The power of creating change to prevent youth violence

November 09, 2020 -

For Scott McHenry there is nothing better than seeing the confidence build in a room of kids learning to facilitate violence prevention training for younger students in their own schools.

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