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Red Cross Helping Tornado Victims Across the Midwest

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 4:07 pm | American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Monday, May 20, 2013 —  The American Red Cross is helping people in the Midwest with shelter, food, relief supplies and emotional comfort after tornadoes over the weekend destroyed homes and left thousands without power. More >>

Red Cross Statement on Oklahoma Tornado

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 4:06 pm | American Red Cross

The American Red Cross issued the following statement following the tornado in Oklahoma this afternoon: More >>

American Red Cross Statement on Boston Marathon Explosions

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 12:23 pm | American Red Cross

The American Red Cross issued the following statement on the explosions at the Boston Marathon: Our hearts go out to all those in Boston dealing with this tragedy and our thoughts are with all of those injured. More >>

American Red Cross To Aid Burma Cyclone Survivors

Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 5:24 pm | American Red Cross

Government and media reports estimate up to 10,000 deaths and catastrophic damage, causing widespread power and telecommunications outages. Initial reports also indicate the storm compromised water and fuel supplies, wiped out vital crops. More >>

Mali Govt & Int'l Partners Launch Health Campaign

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 7:35 pm | American Red Cross

As part of the comprehensive health campaign taking place from December 13-19, 2007, children will receive polio vaccinations, de-worming medication, and Vitamin A supplements to improve their immune systems and help them grow stronger. More >>

Progress Continues Three Years After the Tsunami

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 9:47 am | American Red Cross

Several tsunami-affected countries are located in the most disaster prone areas of the world, making disaster preparedness critical to the health and safety of the region's populations. More >>

Massive Ice Storm Slams Midwest, 1000s Stranded

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 10:56 pm | American Red Cross

Sleet and freezing rain blanketed much of central United States with a thick coating of ice on Tuesday, killing more than a dozen people and knocking out power to nearly a million homes and businesses. More >>

Red Cross Blood Donor & Volunteer Featured On MTV

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 9:03 am | American Red Cross

Red Cross volunteer Krysta Leigh Meizner is featured in "Cause Effect," a new multi-platform series from mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, profiling standout student activists on college campuses nationwide. More >>

American Red Cross Responds To Northwest Flooding

Saturday, 8 December 2007, 11:05 am | American Red Cross

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain battered the Northwest on Sunday and Monday, resulting in significant damage to communities in western Oregon and Washington state. The storms have caused mudslides and extensive power outages in addition to flooding. More >>

Prepare Against Winter's Deadly Deceptive Killers

Saturday, 8 December 2007, 9:35 am | American Red Cross

Winter storms can be 'deceptive killers' since the majority of winter-related deaths are caused by events related to the heavy snowfall, high winds, and freezing rain that often accompanies them," said Darlene Sparks Washington, Director for Preparedness ... More >>

More Flooding For The Northwest USA Before Winter

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 7:45 am | American Red Cross

Current reports estimate that several thousand homes have been affected by either power outages or flood waters across both states., and with sections of major roads unsafe for travel, residents and responders alike are challenged to move to shelters ... More >>

American Red Cross CEO Mark W. Everson Resigns

Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 2:16 pm | American Red Cross

The American Red Cross announced today that its Board of Governors asked for and received the resignation of President and CEO Mark W. Everson, effective immediately. Concurrently, the Board appointed Mary S. Elcano, General Counsel, as interim President ... More >>

Bush Appoints Members To US Red Cross Council

Thursday, 22 November 2007, 10:11 am | American Red Cross

The Cabinet Council will serve as a critical resource to the Red Cross Board in support of the organization's life-saving mission," said Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross. More >>

American Red Cross Rushing Aid To Bangladesh

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 10:17 pm | American Red Cross

So far the storm has killed more than 3,000 people and injured more than 5,000, with numbers likely to rise. The storm also wiped out vital crops and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, leaving many families without shelter. More >>

Sth Asia Floods Recede But Urgent Aid Still Needed

Monday, 13 August 2007, 4:08 pm | American Red Cross

As flood waters swept through villages in southern Pakistan, families were forced to flee their homes taking only what they could carry. In Qubo Sayeed Khan district, one of the worst hit areas, approximately 35,000 people evacuated to a nearby road. More >>




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