The Canadian Red Cross

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Jon Porter once said, “It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads”. In our society today, we are very busy living our lives and finding or continuing a career. In all our busy lives we often forget to the help the ones in need but some people do remember to be helpful and creates NGOs to help and The Canadian Red Cross is just one of them. Their mission is to improve the lives of people in need by multiplying the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. The Canadian red cross is a very successful NGO and helped millions of people throughout the years, including the Pakistani refugees in India, victims of the Guatemala earthquake that killed 22,000, the Southeast Asia refugees and victims of war in 1970. In 1998, In September the Canadian Red Cross helped the Chinese Sister Society’s after 14 million people were left homeless due to catastrophic flooding of 29 provinces in China. Canadians donated more than $1 million to help the relief efforts. In the winter of 1998 an unprecedented ice storm hit southern Quebec, eastern Ontario, and parts of Atlantic Canada. Over 3,000 Red Cross volunteers hurried to rescue and relief efforts. This was the most expensive disaster response in Canadian history They are just examples of the kind of support the NGO provides. The Canadian red cross have been very successful throughout history as mentioned before. In 2009 The Canadian Red Cross celebrated its official 100th anniversary. For 100 years the Canadian Red Cross has brought crucial humanitarian assistance and improved the lives of vulnerable people from across our country and around the world. Even though they have been very successful they hit a few bumps in the road. An Australian TV network ABC and the local

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