Friday, March 4, 2016

Faces of Humanity

EVENTS - Faces of Humanity is a new campaign by the Canadian Red Cross which showcases the humanitarian work of Canadians who have been at the frontlines of some of the world's most recent emergencies. The campaign shares the stories of 13 Canadian aid workers, ranging from electricians and engineers to social workers and medical practitioners, who have lent their talents and skills to helping the most vulnerable during times of crisis. Their work with the Canadian Red Cross has taken them to impacted areas such as West Africa to fight the outbreak of Ebola, Syria to aid in the refugee crisis, and Nepal following the devastating earthquake.

The humanitarians profiled in the campaign include such people as Albertans: Sean Freeman and Sarah Mutch. Sean is an electrician and volunteer firefighter from Strathmore who helped repair essential infrastructure in Sierra Leone, Haiti, the Philippines, and Nepal. Sarah is a maternity nurse from Calgary who delivered the first baby in Nepal after the earthquake. She describes her month-long assignment there as head nurse at a Red Cross field hospital as “life changing and very humbling”. You can learn more about all these Canadian humanitarian aid workers at the Faces of Humanity website.

In the coming weeks, Faces of Humanity events will be taking place across Canada. In Alberta there will be exhibits in both Calgary and Edmonton at the following locations:

Calgary: March 9-10, 2016; Wednesday – Thursday: 10:00am – 5:30pm; The Core Downtown (Plus 15 level), 8th Ave and 4th Street SW, Calgary

Edmonton: March 16-24, 2016; Monday – Friday 7:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm; Edmonton City Hall (north side of the atrium), 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

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