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Sep 12, 2017, 15:14 ET 15 Tips for Staying Safe When Returning Home After Irma

Catastrophic flooding and flash flood emergencies were only part of the effects left behind from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In some areas, flood...


Sep 11, 2017, 14:37 ET Red Cross Responds to Devastating Effects of Hurricane Irma

After engulfing the entire state of Florida, Irma is now a strong tropical storm as it makes its way out of the state. The American Red Cross is...


Sep 08, 2017, 15:56 ET Red Cross Finalizes Response Preparations as Millions Brace for Destructive Hurricane Irma

The American Red Cross is launching a massive response to Hurricane Irma from the U.S. Virgin Islands through Florida and the mid-Atlantic region...


Sep 07, 2017, 16:48 ET Red Cross Mobilizing in Advance of Historic and Powerful Hurricane Irma

The American Red Cross is mounting a massive response as Hurricane Irma — the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm on record – remains a Category 5...


Sep 05, 2017, 15:02 ET Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Irma While Expanding Relief Efforts for Harvey

The American Red Cross is getting ready to respond as powerful Hurricane Irma nears the United States and its territories, while continuing to help...


Sep 01, 2017, 14:13 ET Harvey: One Week after Landfall, 42,000+ People in Red Cross and Partner Shelters

One week after Harvey made landfall in Texas, the American Red Cross continues to work around the clock to help thousands affected by Hurricane...


Aug 30, 2017, 15:55 ET Hurricane Harvey: Massive Emergency Sheltering Effort Underway

The American Red Cross is working hard to get help to where it is needed as Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic devastation is being called the worst...


Aug 28, 2017, 15:54 ET Hurricane Harvey: Red Cross Mounts Massive Relief Effort As Thousands Seek Refuge from Catastrophic Floods Across Texas and Louisiana

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by...


Aug 25, 2017, 13:14 ET Most Deadly and Devastating Hurricane Forecast to Strike U.S. in Over a Decade: Red Cross Mounting Massive Relief Effort

As Hurricane Harvey nears land, the American Red Cross is mounting a massive relief effort ahead of the most deadly and devastating hurricane...


Aug 24, 2017, 14:26 ET Hurricane Harvey Strengthening: Red Cross Urges Gulf Coast Residents to Make Emergency Preparations Now

The American Red Cross is preparing a large response effort as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas and Louisiana and urges everyone in the path of...


Aug 08, 2017, 11:03 ET American Red Cross Announces New Cat and Dog First Aid Online Course

For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has been training people to perform first aid skills so they could save the lives of others. Now,...


Jul 27, 2017, 09:44 ET American Red Cross Elects New Member to National Board of Governors

The American Red Cross has elected to its National Board of Governors Kirt Walker, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide Financial. As...


Jul 27, 2017, 09:35 ET American Red Cross Elects New Member to National Board of Governors

The American Red Cross has elected to its National Board of Governors Herman Bulls, Vice Chairman, Americas, JLL, and Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves...


Jul 25, 2017, 11:27 ET American Red Cross and Campaign Partners Reach '50,000 Sets of Swim Lessons' Milestone

The American Red Cross and its partners have reached and surpassed their five-year milestone of providing 50,000 sets of swim lessons (more than...


Jul 18, 2017, 11:03 ET Red Cross Calls for 35,000 Volunteers Across the U.S. To Sound the Alarm

The American Red Cross is calling for 35,000 volunteers to Sound the Alarm this fall to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 major...


Jul 07, 2017, 11:07 ET Red Cross Offers 8 International Travel Safety Tips for Americans Traveling Abroad

July has traditionally been the most popular month for Americans to travel the globe. If past years are any indication, millions of US citizens...


Jul 05, 2017, 08:03 ET Emergency need for blood donations as Red Cross experiences critical blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage and today issued an emergency call for eligible individuals to donate blood or platelets as soon...


Jun 20, 2017, 11:07 ET The ZAC Foundation and American Red Cross Partner to Drive Down Drownings in the U.S.

The ZAC Foundation and the American Red Cross, both leaders in water safety education and drowning prevention, today announced a national...


Jun 09, 2017, 10:57 ET Red Cross Expands Support Services for Nation's Military by Adding Resources to Military Veteran Caregivers Network

Through its nationally-available Hero Care Network, the American Red Cross has now expanded its services to support military service members and...


Jun 01, 2017, 09:37 ET Red Cross to Add CPR Feedback Devices to Help Improve Training Skills

It's National CPR/AED Awareness Week and the American Red Cross urges everyone to get trained on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)...


May 31, 2017, 09:02 ET Top 6 Red Cross Preparedness Tips to Stay Safe this Hurricane Season

Hurricane season starts June 1 and forecasters are predicting a 45 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year,...


May 26, 2017, 11:07 ET Red Cross Shares 15 Safety Tips to Keep Your Summer Fun and Stress Free

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer with warm weather and summer fun in the sun just ahead. Whether you are taking road...


May 24, 2017, 09:27 ET First-time blood donors needed to curb new donor decline during challenging summer months

The American Red Cross urges eligible individuals to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products...


May 01, 2017, 13:20 ET Red Cross Responds to Deadly Severe Weather Across Six States

The American Red Cross is on the ground across six states, helping people affected by record severe storms, flooding and tornadoes which hit the...


Apr 24, 2017, 04:00 ET Unusual Weather Patterns and Dramatic Rise in Home Fire Responses Prompts Red Cross to Urge Support for Families Impacted by Disaster

The American Red Cross is holding a 24-hour Giving Day this Wednesday, April 26, with a focus to #help1family and provide hope and urgent relief...