Red Cross Responds to Wildfire, Tornadoes, Flooding

Over the past couple weeks, there have been a lot of disasters happening all over the midwest, from fires to floods and tornadoes. The Red Cross is currently working across fourteen states to help families and communities affected. If you want to learn more about what the Red Cross is doing in each state, you […]

Colorado Wildfires Update

Wildfires continue to burn in Colorado, destroying everything in their path and forcing thousands of people to leave their homes to escape the flames. The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food, relief items and comfort to those affected. More than 230 people sought refuge from the fires in Red Cross shelters Thursday night. The […]

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Oklahoma Update and other Disaster Aid

The American Red Cross is continuing to help those in Oklahoma impacted by last week’s devastating tornadoes as well as smaller flooding and wildfires. In Oklahoma the Red Cross continues to work with federal, state, and local officials to help people recover with refuge, food, emotional support, relief suplies, and other health care services. Main […]

A Season of Thanks After Sandy

By Debbie Yee Disaster Services Manager, Solano County, Bay Area Chapter/Gateway to the Golden State Region As the holiday season begins, my thoughts turn not only to upcoming family get-togethers or what gifts to get, but to the those still trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy and the dedicated […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Tripodi

Michael Tripodi is a dedicated Disaster Services volunteer who began his involvement with the Red Cross as a Health and Safety Instructor. Before he was responding to house fires and hurricanes, he was a Wilderness First Aid Basics Instructor and a Lifeguard Instructor for the Westchester County Chapter, teaching classes whenever he was home from […]

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Red Cross Pick-Up Lines for Valentine’s Day Part 2

Happy Valentine’s Day Red Crossers! And Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day for those who do not celebrate the chocolate filled holiday. Last year, I composed a few Red Cross related pick-up lines folks could use on Valentine’s Day. The post was quite popular so I decided to write new conversation starters for 2012. Enjoy. For […]

Be Safe in Time for Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene is predicted to be the largest storm to hit the East Coast in more than 70 years and is likely to impact big population centers like Washington, D.C. and New York City. Please, make sure you are prepared for this “historic” hurricane wherever you are. 1. Follow the guidelines on this (http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/Hurricane.pdf) brief […]

Fourth grader donates birthday money to Red Cross

Chance Sullivan, a fourth-grader from Chandler, Oklahoma, decided to give his birthday money back to the American Red Cross after hearing about the extent of damage that storms in Oklahoma extolled on towns around his own around Memorial Day weekend. Sullivan was mentally affected by the storms as his family huddled in his home’s cellar […]

American Red Cross CEO and President Gail McGovern visits Joplin while relief operations also aid flood victims in Montana

Hurricane Alex hits Mexico

Hurricane Alex landed in Mexico around 2:00 GMT, and the American Red Cross has started moving supplies and workers to South Texas. President Obama declared a state of emergency in Texas late Tuesday night, and Texas Governor Rick Perry issued his own proclamation for 19 counties within the state. The American Red Cross has been […]

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