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Apr 16, 2015, 00:01 ET
The "Family Safe" feature on the Red Cross Emergency App allows users to to check on loved ones who are in an area affected by an emergency and instantly see if they are okay - even if that loved one hasn't downloaded the Emergency App on their device.

Everything You Need to Know in an Emergency - In One Powerful, Free App

 The American Red Cross has released an all-inclusive Emergency App giving people instant...

Apr 13, 2015, 10:19 ET
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American Red Cross Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

It's National Volunteer Week and the American Red Cross honors the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help the organization assist people in...

Mar 18, 2015, 10:34 ET
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Red Cross Launches Online Only Child Care/Babysitting Course for Older Teens, College Students, Au Pairs and Nannies

The American Red Cross today launched an online only version of its popular Advanced Child Care Training course, offering training on how to care...

Mar 06, 2015, 10:31 ET
An ice storm left a thick coating of ice on trees, shrubs, cars and power lines in Louisville, KY, plunging residents into the cold and darkness when the power went out. Credit: Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.

Out in the Cold: Help Needed for Home Fire Survivors

As the relentless winter continues, the need to help those left out in the cold by devastating home fires is critical, according to the American...

Feb 19, 2015, 11:45 ET
Benin Red Cross Volunteer Adolphe Apovo visits with a mother and child as part of house-to-house mobilization efforts to encourage measles vaccinations. Credit: American Red Cross/Javier Acebal

Measles Vaccinations: Saving Millions of Lives Worldwide

 The unfolding outbreak of measles across the country has focused attention on whether parents should get their children vaccinated against...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:54 ET
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American Red Cross and Walmart Support Job Training Nationwide

The American Red Cross will help fund training for 2,500 students in the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training...

Jan 15, 2015, 14:13 ET
Jeff Klonowski of Hitterdal, Minn., family was helped by the American Red Cross after a fire decimated his home.

Home Fire Survivors Tell Red Cross Stories of Help and Hope

"You never expect that you are going to leave and come home to find that your house is gone," said Jeff Klonowski from Hitterdal,...

Jan 06, 2015, 00:01 ET
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American Red Cross Issues Five-Year Update on Haiti Earthquake Work

Five years after the 2010 earthquake, the American Red Cross has improved the lives of millions of Haitians by making families safer, healthier and...

Dec 08, 2014, 11:12 ET
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Five Ways to Shop and Give this Holiday Season

This holiday season, Give Something that Means Something by supporting the American Red Cross while you shop. Circle K West Coast and Florida...

Dec 03, 2014, 00:01 ET
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20 Percent Discount Offered on Red Cross Online Training for CPR and First Aid Courses

 People can get a 20 percent discount through December 31 on seven American Red Cross online training courses under a "Friends and Family"...

Dec 02, 2014, 09:47 ET
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Share a Bit of "Hope.ly" this Holiday Season

Today is Giving Tuesday, and social media will be buzzing all day with posts from terrific people (like yourself) sharing their support of various...

Nov 19, 2014, 00:01 ET
Top findings from a new American Red Cross poll that looks at how and why social media users give.

How Your Friends Affect Your Charitable Donations this Holiday Season

A new American Red Cross survey found that that even among social media users, it's the messenger, not the medium, that's key to...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:46 ET
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Red Cross Launches Emergency Preparedness App for Children

A new American Red Cross app helps children between the ages of 7 and 11 learn emergency preparedness while playing a game as monster...

Oct 22, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Red Cross Two-Year Superstorm Sandy Report Shows 99 Percent of Funds Have Been Spent or Committed

Nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury and devastation across New York, New Jersey and other states, the American Red Cross has...

Oct 07, 2014, 10:19 ET
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Red Cross Launches Campaign to Reduce Home Fire Deaths and Injuries in U.S.

The American Red Cross today announced a new national campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next...

Sep 09, 2014, 00:01 ET
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New Red Cross App Puts Power to Help Save Lives in Hands of Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood...

Sep 02, 2014, 11:28 ET
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Red Cross and Disney Honor National Preparedness Month: Arming Kids and Families with New Resources to Prepare for Disasters

The American Red Cross and Disney today unveiled a new disaster preparedness video, featuring Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, to help teach kids...

Aug 26, 2014, 10:19 ET
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American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner to Offer Haircuts to Blood and Platelet Donors

 The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who...

Aug 18, 2014, 15:10 ET
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American Red Cross Supports Ebola Response in West Africa

 The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from...

Jul 14, 2014, 10:30 ET
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American Red Cross Elects Three New Members to its Board of Governors

The American Red Cross elected three new members to its Board of Governors: Ajay Banga; Emilio Romano; and Carol B. Tomé. The American Red...