ENGLISH | ESPAÑOL | CHINESE
Newsletter Sign Up
FlickrFacebookTwitterYouTube
NEWS
5/16/2007 - Beyond the Beaches: "Clubbing" through France

Mary Lou Chapman landed in England in September 1943 and was quickly put to work serving the pilots and other servicemen in the U.S. Air Force. After D-Day, her unit of "Red Cross girls" was assigned to the continent. There were eight clubmobiles in a unit and three women assigned to each clubmobile, making 24 women plus one leader.

  More...
 
5/15/2007 - Beyond the Beaches: A Diplomatic Day

A finer, more diplomatic day of international friendship I have never witnessed.The morning began with a humbling visit to the World War I museum in Verdun, a pivotal city in the Allied march into France after D-Day.

  More...
 
5/15/2007 - Beyond the Beaches of Normandy

I was born in the United States after my parents emigrated from England, so I didn't spend much time with my extended family while growing up. I've listened to my father and mother share stories of the bombing of London and Coventry, and I've seen pictures of my grandmother's "victory garden.

  More...
 
5/11/2019 - American Red Cross In St. Louis: Giving Kids Around The World A Healthy Future

It's empowering to know that local efforts can have an impact on a global level," said Shelby Schroeder, a volunteer for the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter. Schroeder was one of 80 volunteers who helped support the chapter's successful chocolate-flower fundraiser in February 2007.

  More...
 
5/9/2019 - American Red Cross Celebrates National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week, which honors the many contributions of nurses and the nursing profession, ends each year on May 12 to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, considered by many to be the founder of modern nursing.

  More...
 
5/8/2019 - Sharing a Meal, Lending an Ear

As survivors of Greensburg's devastating tornado continue to assess the damage to their homes, the American Red Cross remains at the scene, supporting individuals and families with safe shelter, nutritious meals and personal care items. Red Cross relief workers are also providing emotional support and lending an ear to residents picking through the rubble to reclaim the tattered pieces of their lives.

  More...
 
5/8/2019 - Together, Red Cross Societies Assist Families in Mozambique

Prior to recent historic floods in Mozambique, Amelia Manuel lived in a farming community near the Zambezi River where she supported her family of three by harvesting cassava, potatoes, bananas, rice and corn. She lived on a fertile piece of land in a comfortable, typical house made of wood and mud, the typical building materials of her region.

  More...
 
5/3/2019 - Through the Eyes of a Child

The eyes of a child are full of innocence, imagination and wonder. One moment a child believes that she is a princess in a fairy tale; the next an astronaut on a space mission chasing aliens.

  More...
 
5/3/2019 - World Red Cross Red Crescent Day 2007

The American Red Cross is joined by its chapters around the country and its partners around the world to celebrate World Red Cross Red Crescent Day on May 8.

  More...
 
5/3/2019 - Red Cross Days Celebrated at State Capitols

For more than 60 years, the President of the United States has proclaimed March to be American Red Cross Month, giving the Red Cross an opportunity to promote its services and celebrate its successes in serving communities across the country. These days, the scope has broadened, and also offers Red Cross employees and volunteers the opportunity to educate their elected officials. At the state level, Red Cross chapters and blood services regions have used March as a time to hold Red Cross Days at their state capitols.

  More...
 
5/3/2019 - Hope Floats in Somerset County, New Jersey

When Maria Smith settled in Bound Brook, NJ, 10 years ago she had just turned a corner in her life. Maria decided her schedule was too busy and her job too stressful, so she embarked on a program to simplify.

  More...
 
5/1/2019 - Volunteer's Company Delivers Hot Meals to Disaster Victims

Red Cross volunteer Jim Corrigan has had tragedy hit close to home. “I lost a lot of friends on 9/11 and I wanted to do something to help,” he explained. “A friend suggested I contact the American Red Cross.”

  More...
 
4/30/2007 - 'We Didn't Expect So Much Kindness'

José, 26, and Melissa, 25, Mendez of Manville, N J, paced the floor most of the night on April 15th. The rivers and streams had swollen beyond their banks and were rising quickly throughout the day.

  More...
 
4/30/2007 - Picking up the Pieces

Surrounded by pallets of cased water, Rosa Gutierrez of Bound Brook, New Jersey, shared her family’s living nightmare regarding the recent community floods. Their home’s basement and entire first floor were destroyed and filled with over 5 feet of contaminated flood water.

  More...
 
4/30/2007 - Mr. & Mrs. Mass Care

With a little thought and a lot of imagination, Ted and Michelle Saunders (also known as Mr. & Mrs. Mass Care) of the Central New Jersey Chapter constructed their very own “mass care mobile”. After joining the Red Cross during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Saunders concentrated their time and talents on mobile feeding. Dedicated to their positions, they decided to construct their very own response trailer to assist their Chapter. They surprised their chapter by showing up with their creation beaming, “Well, this is it, this is what it does, do you like it?”

  More...
 
4/30/2007 - Husband, Wife Pitch In to Assist Diverse Community Hit By Flooding

Patrick Campbell is not one to sit by and watch while other people are suffering. A full-time student and new Red Cross volunteer, Patrick was one class shy of being a disaster action team member. But when flooding ravaged the community of Bound Brook, N.J., Patrick contacted the American Red Cross and offered to help.

  More...
 
4/27/2007 - 'Little John' Makes a Great Volunteer

Volunteer Director Gail Sample of the American Red Cross of Metropolitan New Jersey calls John Giuffre “a delight.” Maybe it is because he is the epitome of a great volunteer. Maybe it is because he is willing to work anywhere, do anything, at anytime. He has washed mannequins for health and safety. He has performed mailings.

  More...
 
4/27/2007 - Church Opens Doors as Shelter With Red Cross Help

Residents of Bound Brook began to feel the crushing blow of flood waters as rivers left their banks and invaded neighborhoods from the April Nor’easter. The local high school rapidly filled to capacity as a shelter and it became ever increasingly apparent that the local Red Cross needed help sheltering the populous. Pastor Louis Kilgore, First Presbyterian Church, jumped into action.

  More...
 
4/27/2007 - Red Cross Helps Bridge Communication Gap

Imagine being fifteen, and your family just moved into your new apartment. Everything is still in boxes. Nothing is organized. Now imagine that rain starts and continues on and on. It seems to be without end and now is causing flooding. This is the story of Vanessa Salas, of 49 West Main.

  More...
 
4/26/2007 - From Kenya to Cactus – Disasters share a Common Thread

American Red Cross workers are renowned for traveling long distances to help those in need. After a powerful tornado leveled a third of the small town of Cactus, Texas, volunteers began arriving from Kansas, Oklahoma and other parts of the state, but no one traveled further than Anthony Mwangi.

  More...
 
 
First Prev Next Last

AlertSite is a leading provider of Web site monitoring and performance management solutions that help businesses ensure optimum Web experiences for their customers.