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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...


Apr 11, 2017, 09:12 ET Unusual Weather Patterns and Dramatic Rise in Home Fire Responses Prompt Red Cross to Urge Support for Families Impacted by Disaster

On Giving Day, Wednesday, April 26, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to remember those families whose lives are changed forever by...


Apr 10, 2017, 11:03 ET Red Cross Home Fire Responses Triple in First Quarter of 2017

The American Red Cross has responded to 35 large home and multi-unit home fires so far this year, compared to just 11 during the same period in...


Apr 05, 2017, 14:14 ET More than one million download Red Cross Blood Donor App to help save a life

The American Red Cross announced today that more than one million smart phone users have downloaded its free Blood Donor App which resulted in...


Mar 13, 2017, 13:05 ET General Motors Recognized for $1 Million Contribution to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

The American Red Cross today recognized General Motors (GM), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, for supporting Red Cross disaster relief at home...


Mar 09, 2017, 07:00 ET Red Cross Reminder: Turn and Test Smoke Alarms for Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday. This is the best opportunity for the American Red Cross to remind everyone that it's a good...


Mar 07, 2017, 16:02 ET Red Cross Responds to Severe Weather Across Multiple States

The American Red Cross is providing comfort and support across multiple states in response to wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and severe...


Feb 15, 2017, 15:07 ET Red Cross Response Continues Near Compromised Oroville Dam Spillway With 1,500 People Still in Shelters

The American Red Cross continues to feed and shelter people in California where authorities have lifted the mandatory evacuation order for almost...


Feb 14, 2017, 15:00 ET Four Red Cross Shelters Open in California Thousands Evacuated Due to Compromised Oroville Dam Spillway

An estimated 4,800 people in northern California are in 28 Red Cross and community shelters after being forced to leave their homes due to...


Feb 13, 2017, 11:53 ET Red Cross Opens Shelters and Prepares for Massive Response to Possible Oroville Spillway Failure

The American Red Cross has launched a massive disaster response in northern California, where at least 188,000 people have been ordered to evacuate...


Jan 23, 2017, 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...