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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...

Jun 20, 2014, 13:30 ET
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American Red Cross Continues Transformation to Better Help People in Need

The American Red Cross is continuing a transformation of its operations to help people in need in a more efficient way that makes the best use of...

Jun 11, 2014, 00:01 ET
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American Red Cross Launches Six Free Spanish-Language Apps with Lifesaving Information to Help Keep Families Safe

The American Red Cross is launching six free Spanish-language apps for disasters and home emergencies with simple lifesaving information that will...

Jun 11, 2014, 00:01 ET
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La Cruz Roja Americana lanza sus seis aplicaciones gratuitas en español con información importante para mantener a las familias a salvo

 La Cruz Roja Americana lanza sus seis aplicaciones gratuitas en español para desastres y emergencias domésticas. Incluyen...

Jun 05, 2014, 10:32 ET
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Corporate Partners Help American Red Cross Prepare for Hurricane Season

As the 2014 Hurricane season begins, the American Red Cross is ready to help people when disasters strike, thanks to the help of more than 95...

May 23, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Red Cross "100 Days of Summer; 100 Days of Hope" Campaign Urges Help for People in Need

The American Red Cross today kicked off a 100-day campaign urging everyone to help people facing emergency situations this summer by giving blood,...

May 20, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Red Cross Launches Campaign to Cut Drowning Rate in Half in 50 Cities

 The American Red Cross today launched a new national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent in 50 cities over the next three to...

May 16, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Red Cross Continues Tornado Recovery Efforts in Oklahoma

The American Red Cross today released a progress report on its work to help people and communities in Oklahoma rebuild and recover since a series...

May 14, 2014, 10:52 ET
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MGM Resorts International, Kangaroo Express, and University of Phoenix team with American Red Cross through Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program

Supporting members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families is an important part of the mission of the American Red Cross, and MGM Resorts...

May 06, 2014, 09:00 ET
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American Red Cross Issues Six-Month Report on Typhoon Haiyan Response

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, the American Red Cross continues to deliver the right help at the right time. In...

Apr 30, 2014, 13:42 ET
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Red Cross Responds from Midwest to Southeast to Help People after Floods and Tornadoes

The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states, helping people affected by the storm that is causing catastrophic flooding in Florida...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:50 ET
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Red Cross Responds to Tornadoes Across Multiple States with Shelter, Food and Relief Supplies

The American Red Cross is responding across the South and Midwest to help people affected by the massive storm system that has destroyed...