Archive of posts tagged "Red Cross"

Canadian Red Cross Gift Guide

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Provide food, warmth, and comfort for your fellow Canadians in need this holiday season through the Canadian Red Cross Gift Guide. The Red Cross helps people affected by disasters in communities across Canada and you can really make a difference in someone’s life when you select items that ensure families and individuals receive support offered […]

Red Cross Canada First Aid App

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The Canadian Red Cross has recently released a mobile application that serves as a First Aid guide, emergency preparedness tool, and more. As a member of the Red Cross’ Social Media Team, I downloaded the app when it was released and I talked about it on Dotto Tech’s radio show on AM650. Once a month […]

Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Week 2013

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It’s the Canadian Red Cross’ Emergency Preparedness Week (May 6th to May 12th) which is an annual awareness campaign to encourage Canadians to be better prepared to deal with disasters in their communities. Did you know that in a large-scale emergency it could take emergency responders 72 hours to reach you? Would you and your […]

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

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Last night a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Haida Gwaii and led to tsunami warnings up and down the coast. Rolling aftershocks hit while everyone was looking for information about our coastal communities. Fortunately our warnings in our area were downgraded to ‘advisories’ however places like Hawaii were still on guard hours later in anticipation of […]

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit

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Last week I flew to Toronto to meet up with the Canadian Red Cross. I have been a member of their Social Media Team for over a year and have signed on with others to assist them in geting the word out about disaster management, news, and alerts through my networks. I met with other […]