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May 29, 2015, 12:48 ET
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Hunter Hayes Encourages Sleeves Up on Wheels Up Tour

 Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes is partnering with the American Red Cross to help saves lives through blood donation....

May 28, 2015, 08:00 ET
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American Red Cross to Hold Inaugural Red Cross Giving Day

The American Red Cross is launching its first, national Giving Day on June 2. The one-day campaign will support the work the Red Cross does each...

May 26, 2015, 13:15 ET
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Red Cross Responds to Storms, Flooding in Texas, Oklahoma

The American Red Cross is helping people in Texas and Oklahoma where devastating floods and tornadoes pounded the states over the weekend. More...

May 18, 2015, 10:44 ET
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MGM Resorts International, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., and The Home Depot team with American Red Cross through Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the American Red Cross is recognizing its partners MGM Resorts International, Reliance Steel &...

May 15, 2015, 10:30 ET
Red Cross Survey Finds 61% of Children, Including More than Half of All Teens, Can't Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills

Red Cross Survey Finds 61% of Children, Including More than Half of All Teens, Can't Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills

As part of a national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent over the next three to five years, the Red Cross released national...

May 12, 2015, 14:10 ET
Red Cross workers comfort woman in Van, Texas after a tornado ripped through her home.

Red Cross Helping in 8 Midwest States In Wake of 135 Possible Tornadoes

The American Red Cross is helping people in eight Midwest states after as many as 135 possible tornadoes moved through the region over the last...

May 08, 2015, 11:06 ET
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American Red Cross Commits $4 Million More to Help People of Nepal

The American Red Cross is committing an additional $4 million to help the people of Nepal recover after the devastating earthquake which hit the...

Apr 29, 2015, 13:32 ET
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American Red Cross Commits Initial Million Dollars to Help People of Nepal

 The American Red Cross is committing an initial million dollars to the Nepal relief operation where hundreds of thousands of families are in...

Apr 26, 2015, 16:02 ET
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Red Cross Responds from Across the Globe To Help People in Nepal

Red Cross Societies across the globe, including the American Red Cross, are rushing into Nepal with emergency humanitarian assistance following...

Apr 20, 2015, 13:00 ET
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American Red Cross and Dell Expand Partnership, Using the Power of Social Data to Support Disaster Relief and Blood Donor Services

 The American Red Cross and Dell are joining forces to show how social media and social data can help solve a broad range of humanitarian...

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"...