March is Red Cross month in Canada celebrating, and bringing awareness to, everything the Canadian Red Cross does not only internationally but locally as well.
When I think about the Canadian Red Cross, I realize how often we hear about them stepping in and helping people in our local community. Just recently when a family lost everything in a house fire; in December when hundreds of New Brunswick residents faced a flood crisis unlike anything we’d seen before and many lost everything they owned just before Christmas; and nearly every spring when flooding strikes our communities.
The Canadian Red Cross is always there – when we need them in our backyard or when we need them around the world – they are always there giving generously to help those in need.
Who is the Canadian Red Cross?
The Canadian Red Cross Society is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the situation of the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world. Their mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
Where does the Canadian Red Cross work?
The Canadian Red Cross provides programs and services to communities in all provinces and territories across Canada. They also operate worldwide providing support to more than 50 countries and directly managing projects in more than 20 countries.
What does the Canadian Red Cross do?
They provide a wide range of assistance to millions of people in Canada through health services, injury prevention (such as water safety and first aid), violence and abuse prevention, and by responding to and preparing for disasters. They also help the world’s most vulnerable populations, including victims of armed conflict and communities destroyed by devastating disasters, through our international programs. (Source)
How can you help?
We can support our humanitarian mission by making a donation to support their ongoing operations and emergency relief work; by making a legacy gift; and by volunteering with our local Red Cross office.
Or for more information, check out their website: www.redcross.ca
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