American Red Cross

Led by 1.2 million volunteers, the American Red Cross is dedicated to saving lives, easing suffering and restoring hope at home and around the world. The Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to the victims of more than 67,000 disasters nationwide and has been the primary supplier of lifesaving blood and blood products in the United States for more than 50 years.

In 2000, the Red Cross also trained almost 12 million people in vital lifesaving skills and delivered more than 21 million locally relevant community services.

The organization also assisted international disaster and conflict victims in close to 40 locations around the globe, and its emergency communication centers processed 1.2 million calls in support of U.S. military families.

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American Red Cross And Microsoft Announce New Family Linking Website KatrinaSafe.Org
21 Sep 05 | Consolidated superlist makes it easier for those separated by Hurricane Katrina to reconnect. Helping families, friends and colleagues reconnect after Hurricane Katrina remains a high priority at the American Red Cross.

Hurricane Rita: American Red Cross Encourages Every Household To Develop A "Family Communication Plan"
20 Sep 05 | Dangerous Hurricane Rita Threatens Gulf Coast. Thousands of Floridians hunker down during Hurricane Rita and residents of the western Gulf Coast and southwest Louisiana begin preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Rita.

American Red Cross Projects Hurricane Katrina Most Costly Relief Effort in its History
19 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross estimates that more than $2 billion will be required to meet its cost for the emergency needs of Hurricane Katrina survivors. This is a sum 20 times greater than the relief provided by the Red Cross for all hurricanes in 2004.

American Red Cross Urges Caution as Louisiana Residents Begin to Return Home
18 Sep 05 | This opportunity for families to assess their property damage is not a permanent move. As the floodwaters recede, some Louisiana residents are being allowed to visit their homes to assess the damage and collect any salvageable items.

American Red Cross Assures Hurricane Evacuees Who Remain in Hotels
17 Sep 05 | Temporary Housing Assistance Program will continue for another 30 days

American Red Cross Asks for Patience in Financial Assistance Effort
13 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross today appealed to the nearly one million victims of Hurricane Katrina for patience as they endeavor to access near-term financial assistance.

American Red Cross Extending Assistance for Evacuees in Hotel Accommodations
12 Sep 05 | Tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees are without resources for accommodations, so the American Red Cross, in cooperation with FEMA, is extending its temporary housing assistance program for an additional 14 days.

Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. Extends Program To Sell Stock Donated To Red Cross For Hurricane Katrina Victims At No Charge
12 Sep 05 | Company Again Expands Siebert Charitable Stock Donation Program Originally Developed To Assist Victims of Florida Hurricanes As Investors Show Interest In Donating Stock To Help In Katrina Aftermath.

Online Fundraising An Invaluable Tool For Disaster Relief
11 Sep 05 | Online fundraising is one of the most essential parts of fundraising for the American Red Cross and many other major charities across the country. Of the $503 million raised to date for Hurricane Katrina, $265.1 million has been raised online.

American Red Cross Launches Toll-Free Call Center Expanding Ability to Meet Essential Needs of Hurricane Evacuees
10 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross is quickly responding to the unprecedented scale and conditions of Hurricane Katrina by creating a new toll-free call center to meet emergency disaster needs.

The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation Gives $1 Million To The American Red Cross Katrina Relief Effort
09 Sep 05 | In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for the hurricane relief effort.

Red Cross Financial Assistance For Victims Of Katrina
08 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross is putting in place a mechanism for providing financial assistance for the victims of Katrina, many of whom are now in locations across the nation.

American Red Cross Making Client Service Faster, More Efficient
07 Sep 05 | Traditionally, one of the first things a disaster survivor sees at a Red Cross shelter, after a smile, is a registration form. Beginning this week, the smiles remain, but the burden of paperwork is being eased.

One Week After Katrina's Gulf Coast Assault, The American Red Cross Is Setting A Record Relief Pace
05 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross is off to a record-setting pace in its drive to bring shelter, food and safe drinking water to the tens of thousands of Americans impacted by Hurricane Katrina's savage assault on the Gulf Coast.

American Red Cross Urges Public Health Precautions
05 Sep 05 | As storm-weary residents of the Gulf Coast region return to begin rebuilding their homes and their lives, the American Red Cross stresses that health and safety must be a paramount concern.

Boone Pickens Donates 5 Million to American Red Cross Relief Efforts
05 Sep 05 | Boone Pickens, founder and CEO of BP Capital based in Dallas, Texas donated $5 million dollars to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina response. This donation also includes contributions from employees in his company.

Citizens and Corporations Respond With Outpouring of Generosity
03 Sep 05 | Hurricane Katrina has left in its wake a level of damage and devastation that few could have previously imagined. As the American Red Cross moves into action across the affected areas of the Gulf Coast, the American public is responding generously.

American Red Cross Volunteers From Across The Country Bring Hope To Hurricane Katrina Survivors
03 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross continues its massive effort to provide comfort and care to the hundreds of thousands of survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Red Cross volunteers are lending a helping hand in many ways.

International Red Cross Members Add Expertise To Katrina Relief Efforts
03 Sep 05 | Employees and volunteers of Red Cross Societies from around the world have offered to help and add their specific expertise to the massive ongoing relief effort of the American Red Cross, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

American Red Cross Announces Family Linking Available Via or by Calling 1-877-LOVED-1S
02 Sep 05 | The American Red Cross, with support of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is launching a Web site and hotline to help assist family members who are seeking news about loved ones living in the path of Hurricane Katrina.

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