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Tropical Storm Claudette Bears Down on Texas as American Red Cross Disaster Relief Funds Hit Critical Level
14 Jul 03 | Only two weeks after Tropical Storm Bill became the first named storm of the 2003 hurricane season to make landfall on the U.S. coast, Tropical Storm Claudette is now aiming toward Texas and may reach hurricane status.

As Tropical Storm Bill Heads For Gulf, Coastal And Inland States Urged To Prepare For Heavy Rains, Flooding
30 Jun 03 | Gulf Coast residents are urged to enact their disaster safety plans as Tropical Storm Bill, the second storm of the Atlantic and Gulf hurricane season, is expected to make landfall today.

Red Cross Offers Financial Assistance to Lower Manhattan Residents Accessing EPA Cleanup
16 Oct 02 | The American Red Cross September 11 Recovery Program (SRP) has announced the implementation of a program that will provide financial assistance to eligible lower Manhattan residents with financial need whose homes are being cleaned by the ...

Measles Initiative to Vaccinate 14 Million Children in Kenya During One-Week Campaign
14 Jun 02 | In an effort to prevent 18,000 infant and child deaths this year alone, Kenya will conduct its first countrywide mass measles vaccination campaign June 17-23, 2002. This year, the partners anticipate supporting measles vaccination in nine ...

American Red Cross Providing Food, Shelter To Victims And Responders Of Colorado Wildfires
13 Jun 02 | As the worst wildfire in Colorado's history rages out of control, the American Red Cross is on the scene providing relief for residents who are evacuating and those whose homes have been destroyed by the inferno. As winds shift and the blazes ...

Red Cross Announces New Disaster Fund-raising Practices
05 Jun 02 | The American Red Cross today announced a series of bold changes in its disaster fund-raising practices. "We believe that Donor DIRECT incorporates the best practices in the charitable fund-raising sector and will result in better informed donors ...

American Red Cross Offers Lifesaving Water Safety Tips
31 May 02 | Now that the summer season is in full swing and fun in the water will be part of gatherings and vacations nationwide, the American Red Cross reminds families to practice water safety to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe in and around the ...

American Red Cross Measles Initiative to Vaccinate 14 Million Children in Kenya During One-week Campaign
17 May 02 | The American Red Cross and actress Jane Seymour today announced her involvement in the largest campaign to date, to vaccinate African children against measles. Ms. Seymour, a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, will take ...

Nurses Turn to the American Red Cross for Disaster Response Training
02 May 02 | Since September 11, the American Red Cross has experienced an increase in the number of nurses requesting disaster response training. Nurses interested in taking American Red Cross disaster training should contact their local Red Cross chapter or...

American Red Cross Announces Abbreviated Training for Nurses and Nursing Students
01 May 02 | A new training option offered by the American Red Cross will cut the time in half for registered nurses and nursing students to obtain certification as Red Cross health and safety instructors. "Nurses can begin volunteering faster; nursing ...

Red Cross Urging Preparedness as Tornado Season Arrives
25 Apr 02 | The American Red Cross is continuing to provide vital relief for victims of three devastating tornadoes in the past 10 days in Missouri, Illinois and Texas. The latest round of storms has the Red Cross responding in three southeast Missouri ...

Red Cross Virtual Auction Goes Live April 22
22 Apr 02 | The American Red Cross nationwide Virtual Auction, sponsored by Capital One, goes live on-line on Monday, April 22, with nearly 1,500 unique and exciting items from 35 participating chapters from all over the country. Hosted on eBay, the two 10-...

American Red Cross Celebrates Volunteerism
19 Apr 02 | American Red Cross volunteers work tirelessly to provide comfort, care and a host of lifesaving services to their fellow Americans. "The more than a million Red Cross volunteers nationwide help provide relief to victims of disasters and help ...

American Red Cross CEO From New York Visits Oklahoma City to Show Solidarity with Bombing Survivors and Families
18 Apr 02 | On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the bombing in Oklahoma City, Robert M. Bender, Jr., CEO of the American Red Cross in Greater New York, will meet with key public officials, family members, survivors and emergency personnel in Oklahoma ...

Holocaust Survivors Still Seeking Answers on Day of Remembrance
09 Apr 02 | Since the end of World War II, the American Red Cross has been reuniting families separated by the devastation of the war era. That work continues today through the free and confidential services provided by the American Red Cross to survivors of...

American Red Cross Worker Returns from Operation Enduring Freedom Deployment
03 Apr 02 | Terry Hitchcock was part of a two-man Red Cross team that lived and worked alongside troops stationed in Uzbekistan. Pending weather conditions in the region, Hitchcock is expected to wrap up his deployment and return to Red Cross headquarters in...

American Red Cross Sends Aid to Afghan Earthquake Survivors
26 Mar 02 | Since October with the support of hundreds of thousands of American school children sending financial contributions to America's Fund for Afghan Children, the American Red Cross has provided more than $3 million in essential relief items to the ...

BPAC Statement on Tattoos and Piercings
14 Mar 02 | As communities across the United States continue to face real and potential blood shortages, the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), America's Blood Centers (ABC), and the American Red Cross (ARC) believe it is critical that the Food and ...

Licensure of New Technology Enhances American Red Cross Blood Safety Efforts
28 Feb 02 | The American Red Cross today learned of the Food and Drug Administration's announcement to license the Chiron Procleix assay for Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT). Today, the Red Cross tests every allogeneic blood donation using NAT, which is conducted ...

The American Red Cross Inaugurates First-Ever National Celebrity Cabinet
21 Feb 02 | While numerous celebrities throughout Red Cross history have supported the organization, this is the first-ever National Celebrity Cabinet supporting the Red Cross for an entire year. "Throughout Red Cross history celebrities have played an ...

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