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7/3/2019 - Grounded in Tradition, Changing the Future
More than 150 women and girls gathered in Washington, D.C., last month to celebrate the leadership and commitment that women bring to the American Red Cross and the difference they make in America's communities.
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7/2/2019 - Everyday People Become Extraordinary Heroes
When 13-year-old Oliver Luero went to sleep Sunday night, June 17, 2019, he was excited about an upcoming trip to Mexico. Shortly after midnight, Oliver's excitement turned to sheer terror as torrential rains and dangerous lightening battered his Haltom City, TX home. Whites Branch Creek, which runs behind this quiet neighborhood just north of Fort Worth, erupted in a way that no one expected.
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7/2/2019 - When the Sun Goes Up, Don’t Let Your Guard Down
As the weather turns warmer, our thoughts begin to turn to swimming pools, backyard barbeques and other outdoor pleasures. But in our rush to enjoy as much summer fun as we can, we sometimes overlook the many safety hazards lurking outdoors, especially the one that seems most obvious -- excessive heat.
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6/29/2007 - Red Cross Relief Workers Respond from Across the Nation
Marlene Hess is a Muenster, Texas native who is currently employed with the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in Washington, DC. When the North Texas floods struck in mid-June, she immediately volunteered to travel home and work in her hometown to help those in need. Hess is not a stranger to volunteering.
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6/28/2007 - Stay Grounded About Lightning Safety
Lightning may be one of the most beautiful phenomena that nature puts on display, but it is also one of the most dangerous.
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6/28/2007 - Flood victim no stranger to Red Cross
A week and a half after suffering a heart attack, 62-year old Malek again found herself facing adversity, with her North Texas residence flooded by rising water from heavy rains. Fortunately, she knew exactly where to go.
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6/27/2007 - It’s Earthquake Season. Are You Prepared?
For several anxious days in August and September 2005, America held its collective breath as helicopters crisscrossed the skies over New Orleans searching for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, some of whom had been trapped in their homes when levees protecting the city from nearby Lake Pontchartrain collapsed during the storm.
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6/27/2007 - Lake Tahoe Residents Devastated by Wildfire; Red Cross Responds

“It’s a miracle!” Those are the words Neil Cohn kept repeating as he viewed his South Lake Tahoe home for the first time after fleeing the Angora Wildfire. Cohn’s home was one of only two on his street that were spared by the flames, which reduced neighboring homes to ash and rubble.

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6/8/2019 - It’s Tornado, Lightning, and Flood Season, Too

With two tropical storms already on the books and several more forecast for the 2007 hurricane season, the American Red Cross continues to encourage the public to prepare—not just for hurricanes, but for more frequent natural disasters such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, wildfires, droughts and flooding.

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6/7/2019 - Beginning of Hurricane Season Reminds Us to Prepare

June 1 brought the official beginning of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season and forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) are predicting above normal activity this year.

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6/6/2019 - Trainings Teach Red Cross to Partner for Better Disaster Response

The American Red Cross recently concluded the third in a series of four trainings designed to increase the cultural consciousness of its employees and volunteers and equip them with effective communication skills to work successfully with diverse populations.

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6/5/2019 - American Red Cross Goes To Capitol Hill for Children’s Safety

The American Red Cross will appear on Capitol Hill Tue, June 5, to take part in a concerted effort by members of Congress, children's television, the creative community and others for a historic meeting on children's safety education.

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6/5/2019 - 'Have No Fear': Florida Students Publish Book to Fight Measles

At the Plantation Key School in Tavernier, Florida, students in the fifth and sixth grades are the proud authors and illustrators of a new book, called "Have No Fear Walk with Me." The book tells the story of two children in Africa who receive measles vaccinations from a Red Cross volunteer. The book teaches young children about measles, the vaccination process, and the role of the Red Cross in helping to reduce measles in Africa.

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6/4/2019 - Red Cross Honors Key Partners and Supporters

Paying tribute to volunteers and saluting the dedication of partners, the American Red Cross honored six individuals, foundations and corporations for their invaluable contributions and commitment to the organization's mission.

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5/30/2007 - Lis Rohm, Red Cross Visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Actress Lis Rohm is a Red Cross volunteer with her local chapter in New York. Last year, after traveling to the site of a devastating home fire in the Bronx, Rohm decided she wanted to do more with the organization.

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5/25/2007 - As Yogyakarta Recovers, It Focuses on Resiliency

In the early morning of May 27, 2019, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the province of Yogyakarta in central Java. The earthquake killed more than 6,500 people, seriously injured 45,000, and left an astounding 1.8 million Indonesian citizens homeless.

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5/25/2007 - Disabled Volunteer Teaches the Most Important Skill: Confidence

Bruce Rex and the American Red Cross had a date with destiny.In the late 1970s, Bruce was a young father wanting very much to serve his community. He joined the first aid squad in his hometown in Chatham, New Jersey, but could not be an active member because he suffers from a progressively degenerative neuromuscular disorder, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).

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5/25/2007 - Red Cross Stresses Water Safety as Summer Kicks Off

Memorial Day signifies the unofficial beginning of summer, as the school year comes to an end and neighborhood pools begin to open. The warmer months are a time for fun in the sun, and water safety is integral to making sure your family stays safe in and around the water

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5/21/2007 - Older Americans Present Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities

When the founder of the American Red Cross turned 65 on Christmas Day in 1886, she was in select company: In the late 1800s, only one in every 25 Americans were 65 or older. Today, roughly one in eight are senior citizens, and 6,000 more are turning 65 every day.

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5/17/2007 - Young Hands Get Hands-On Experience

On "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day, many kids get to tag along to their mom’s or dad’s office and spend the day sitting in a chair. Two New Jersey boys had a very different experience last month when they worked side-by-side with their mother providing relief to victims of the mid-April nor’easter that dumped nearly 10 inches of rain on the state and caused severe flooding along the Passaic and Rockaway Rivers.

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