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13:07 ET Red Cross Helping from Coast to Coast in Wake of Devastating Storms

The American Red Cross is on the ground providing shelter, food, relief supplies and other support to help people across the country after a...


Jan 11, 2017, 08:00 ET Red Cross, Partners to Install 15,000 Smoke Alarms Across the U.S. Over MLK Holiday Weekend

As part of its ongoing Home Fire Campaign, the American Red Cross and its partners plan to install almost 15,000 smoke alarms in homes across the...


Jan 04, 2017, 10:30 ET Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations amid severe winter blood shortage

The American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations today in response to a severe winter blood shortage and asks...


Dec 27, 2016, 07:00 ET Red Cross: Resolve to Give Before End of 2016; Help People in Need this Holiday Season

2016 is slowly coming to a close and many people are thinking about their New Year's resolutions. The American Red Cross asks them to remember the...


Dec 21, 2016, 09:44 ET Red Cross and Harlem Globetrotters Partner to Bring Help and Hope to Families at Risk for Disasters

The American Red Cross has joined forces with the Harlem Globetrotters as its official charity partner through the team's Great Assist initiative...


Dec 15, 2016, 09:27 ET 2016: Red Cross Provided More Meals, Relief Items and Emergency Shelter Stays than Previous Two Years Combined

In a year that set new records for severe and devastating weather, the American Red Cross provided more assistance to the hundreds of thousands of...


Dec 14, 2016, 15:45 ET Dangerous Cold Threatens Much of U.S.; Red Cross Issues Lifesaving Steps to Combat Weather

Most of the country is facing dangerously cold temperatures this week, along with a winter storm from the Plains to the Northeast this weekend. The...


Nov 18, 2016, 06:00 ET Holiday Travel: Red Cross Urges Safety As Millions Take to the Highway for Thanksgiving

More than 48 million people are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and the American Red Cross is urging travelers to stay...


Nov 17, 2016, 15:02 ET The American Red Cross Urges You to Bring Hope and Help this Holiday

With 2016 being a record year for weather-related, devastating disasters, the Red Cross is appealing to the public to "Give Something That Means...


Oct 21, 2016, 13:20 ET Hurricane Matthew Not Over: Two Weeks Later, Red Cross Still Helping Thousands Impacted in U.S., Haiti

More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew began its path of destruction, the American Red Cross has served more than a million meals and snacks,...


Oct 17, 2016, 17:08 ET American Red Cross and Kidde Join Forces to Help Protect People from Home Fires

The American Red Cross will receive a gift of more than 26,000 smoke alarms with sealed 10-year lithium batteries from Kidde valued at $500,000 to...


Oct 11, 2016, 15:51 ET Suffering Continues After Hurricane Matthew: Red Cross Shelters 4,800; Urgent Need for Blood, Platelet Donations

The American Red Cross is on the ground providing safe shelter, food and relief supplies to help people still suffering from Hurricane...


Oct 09, 2016, 13:36 ET Red Cross: 13,400 in Shelters across 5 States as Matthew Moves North; Blood, Platelet Donations Needed

As Hurricane Matthew continued its path of destruction up the southeast coast, the American Red Cross expanded its massive sheltering effort to...


Oct 08, 2016, 14:01 ET Red Cross: 18,000+ in Evacuation Shelters as Matthew Moves North; Blood, Platelet Donations Urgently Needed

Thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Matthew are looking to the American Red Cross for help as the deadly storm continues to pummel the...


Oct 07, 2016, 13:32 ET Red Cross: 27,000+ in Evacuation Shelters as Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida; Storm Cancels Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has launched a massive sheltering operation in response to Hurricane Matthew with more than 27,000 people seeking refuge in...


Oct 06, 2016, 13:58 ET Red Cross and Partners Shelter 3,600+ as Hurricane Matthew Nears U.S.; Blood Collections Affected

As Hurricane Matthew nears the southeast coast of the United States, the American Red Cross is on the ground helping people who are in the path of...


Oct 05, 2016, 15:37 ET Hurricane Matthew Devastates Haiti; Red Cross Gets Ready for Massive Relief Operation along East Coast

As predicted, Hurricane Matthew devastated the entire southern region of Haiti overnight with wind damage, flooding, houses which have been...


Oct 04, 2016, 17:15 ET American Red Cross Prepares Multistate Response as Hurricane Matthew Barrels through Caribbean toward U.S.

 As Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti, the American Red Cross is preparing for the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic since...


Oct 03, 2016, 09:26 ET Red Cross and Partners Installing Record 45,000 Smoke Alarms in Homes Across U.S. in October

 The American Red Cross and its partners plan to install a record number of smoke alarms – 45,000 – during the month of October in...


Sep 14, 2016, 08:30 ET Corporations and Organizations Help American Red Cross Prepare Communities for Disasters

During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross is recognizing 96 leading corporations and organizations that give to the...


Sep 13, 2016, 08:00 ET American Red Cross Launches New Hero Care App

 The American Red Cross is unveiling a new Hero Care App to help members of the military, veterans and their families identify and access both...


Sep 09, 2016, 15:44 ET One Month Later, Red Cross Still Helping Louisiana Residents Recover

One month after devastating and historic floodwaters destroyed entire neighborhoods in Louisiana, thousands of residents are still impacted and the...


Sep 07, 2016, 10:30 ET Red Cross and Disney Help Half a Million Kids and Families Prepare for Disasters

During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross is celebrating the significant impact of its signature disaster...


Sep 06, 2016, 08:37 ET Red Cross partners with 9/11 Day to provide the gift of life to patients in need this Sept. 11

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the American Red Cross and 9/11 Day ask the public to help save lives this...


Sep 02, 2016, 14:09 ET Hermine: Red Cross Ready - Urging People to Prepare As Storm Threatens East Coast

The American Red Cross is responding as Tropical Storm Hermine slams into Florida and Georgia today and is preparing to widen the relief...