On Monday, we're celebrating International Volunteer Day. Hear from Red Cross volunteer Tony Playter who share what it means to give back in his community. Want to get involved? Visit redcross.ca/volunteer
Aid worker Tamara Bournival shares this update from Haiti where a team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are providing health care through a mobile clinic in communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The Alberta fire dealt a devastating blow to Leonie Bree and her husband as well as her two daughters and their family, resulting in the loss of all three homes in Fort McMurray. Leonie shares how with help, they are rebuilding their lives.
This 1945 quilt shows the generosity of Canadians over the years in helping to provide comfort to others - it was made by volunteers in Moose Jaw and sent to a family in Holland. Canadians’ voluntary needlework and handicrafts for the Red Cross served a consistently important purpose throughout the twentieth century. These volunteers demonstrated a “hands-on” humanitarianism by turning their... View details ⇨
With cholera on the rise in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, the Canadian Red Cross, with support from the Government of Canada, is training volunteers on hygiene and cholera prevention methods in the town of Jérémie and surrounding areas as part of a vaccination and education campaign:
At home and abroad, the Canadian Red Cross has delivered millions of life-changing gifts over the years to those in need.
This year when you shop for meaningful Red Cross holiday gifts to send your loved ones, BMO Bank of Montreal will match each gift.
Shop today at redcross.ca/yourgift. Make a difference and send a gift that will change a life this year.
Recently 14-year-old Olivia Scrimshaw, a student in Saskatoon, attended a Canadian Red Cross Healthy Youth Relationships symposium in Saskatchewan; here she tells us what the symposium meant to her and offers inspiring words for youth:
Another look back to the amazing people met throughout the Alberta fires response, Canadian Red Cross volunteer Catherine Szymczyk shares how she helped those evacuated and how she was moved by what she saw:
Having an emergency kit is great - but you also need a plan! Sit down with your whole family and make sure everyone knows the best ways to evacuate your home in case of an emergency such as a fire. Decide on a safe place to meet if you get separated. And, don’t forget to plan to get your pets out safely.
Volunteer Brenna Brown reflects on her years with the Red Cross: “Sometimes hard, sometimes stressful,” she says, “but always rewarding. You really see the best of humanity in this work.” Join us in thanking Brenna for her inspiring work to help others!