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Feb 13, 2018, 06:59 ET Brown & Brown, Inc. Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

The American Red Cross today recognized Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL, for supporting Red Cross Disaster...


Jan 11, 2018, 10:02 ET Red Cross Responds to Nearly 60% More Home Fires in First Days of 2018 Than in 2017

In the first nine days of the new year, the American Red Cross responded to nearly 60 percent more home fires than in 2017. Red Cross volunteers...


Jan 08, 2018, 13:07 ET Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations following severe winter weather

The American Red Cross issued an urgent call today for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now to help address a winter blood...


Dec 08, 2017, 14:12 ET Red Cross Provides Shelter and Comfort as 7 Large Wildfires Burn in Southern California

More wildfires broke out overnight in Southern California, pushing the number of people forced to leave their homes to nearly 200,000. In the midst...


Dec 07, 2017, 14:07 ET 2017 Year in Review: Red Cross Delivers More Food, Relief Items and Shelter Stays than Last 4 Years Combined

2017 was marked with record-breaking disasters, and the American Red Cross mobilized quickly to deliver more food, relief supplies and shelter...


Dec 06, 2017, 15:35 ET Red Cross Opens Shelters as Fast-Moving Southern California Wildfires Force 140,000+ from their Homes

The American Red Cross is providing safe shelter and support in California after several fast-moving wildfires forced thousands of people from...


Dec 05, 2017, 11:13 ET Red Cross Using New Tech-Enhanced CPR Training Device to Save Lives

Pump the Chest. See the lights. Save a life. That is the premise for the latest American Red Cross training device, a CPR manikin called BigRed™....


Nov 27, 2017, 11:52 ET Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide: 3 Ways to 'Give Something That Means Something' This Giving Tuesday

After responding to a string of historic disasters, the American Red Cross is appealing to the public to "Give Something That Means Something" this...


Nov 22, 2017, 10:29 ET Red Cross Gives Thanks to Corporate Partners for Supporting 2017 Disaster Relief Efforts

Following an unrelenting wave of disasters affecting millions across the U.S. and the Caribbean, the American Red Cross is recognizing some of its...


Nov 16, 2017, 11:03 ET Red Cross Releases New Mind-Body Workshops to Help Military Heroes Heal

To help members of the military and their families recover and heal, the American Red Cross has created a new set of workshops teaching easy-to-use...


Nov 10, 2017, 11:05 ET One-Month Progress Report Highlights American Red Cross Response to Hurricane Maria

The American Red Cross issued a detailed one-month progress report today on its efforts to provide food, water, relief supplies, health support and...


Nov 09, 2017, 09:57 ET $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross will support military and veteran communities

The American Red Cross has received a half a million-dollar gift from French businessman and philanthropist Bernard Darty on behalf of American...


Nov 02, 2017, 17:22 ET Hurricane Harvey Response: At 2-Month Mark, Red Cross Estimates More than Half of $429 Million Raised Has Been Spent

In response to Hurricane Harvey, the largest flooding disaster in recent history, the American Red Cross estimates it has spent more money on more...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:01 ET Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Installs One-Millionth Free Smoke Alarm, Saves Hundreds of Lives

The American Red Cross announced today that one million free smoke alarms have been installed and 285 lives have been saved due to the efforts of...


Nov 01, 2017, 10:42 ET American Red Cross and Grainger Partner to Prepare for and Respond to Disasters Large and Small

The American Red Cross today recognizes Grainger, in celebration of the company's 90th anniversary, for its long-standing partnership and support...


Oct 25, 2017, 13:33 ET Hurricane Irma One-Month Progress Report Details American Red Cross Relief Efforts

The American Red Cross issued a detailed one-month progress report today on its efforts to provide food, water, shelter, relief supplies, health...


Oct 18, 2017, 10:37 ET Corporations and Organizations Help American Red Cross Prepare for and Respond to Disasters Large and Small

Following an unrelenting wave of disasters devastating millions across the U.S. over the past seven weeks, the American Red Cross recognizes the...


Oct 13, 2017, 14:01 ET Thousands Seek Shelter from Deadly, Historic Wildfires in California

The American Red Cross is on the ground in California, working with officials and disaster partners to help people impacted by the nearly two dozen...


Oct 11, 2017, 17:56 ET Red Cross Provides Relief as 15+ Major Wildfires Burn More than 110,000 Acres Across California

More than 15 deadly wildfires are burning across California, threatening residents, homes and businesses. The American Red Cross is there working...


Oct 04, 2017, 15:37 ET American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report on Relief Response for Historic Hurricane Harvey

The American Red Cross issued a detailed one-month progress report today on its efforts to provide food, water, shelter, relief supplies, health...


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...