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12/22/2006 - “Ice Cream Man” devoted to helping others

Abu Bakar Cendol, born Dec. 26, 1960, had spent much of his life selling ice cream in and around the village of Punge Jurong, where he lived with his wife and five children. A well-respected village chief, Cendol was a model of leadership and success in this community of more than 4,000 people, but to many he is simply known as the “Ice Cream Man.”

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12/22/2006 - Winter storm brings rain, flooding to Gulf Coast communities

For the residents of New Orleans and surrounding areas, a winter storm delivering heavy rains throughout the region may be bringing with it an eerie sense of déjà vu along with the flooding – reportedly knee deep or higher in areas

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12/21/2006 - Red Cross assists Pacific Northwest residents after severe storm

Only a few thousand residents in the Pacific Northwest remain without power today, reports the New York Times, down from more than 1 million during the peak outages after the biggest windstorm the region has experienced in more than a decade struck late last week.

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12/21/2006 - Red Cross blood donor e-cards brighten holidays

At a time of the year when blood supplies traditionally can reach dangerously low levels in hospitals nationwide, the American Red Cross is hopeful that people will consider giving a different kind of holiday gift. A holiday-themed e-card campaign encourages the public to donate blood.

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12/19/2006 - Holiday Safety, A Gift For Everyone

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – adults look forward to parties, delicious food and spending time with loved ones while children can think about only one thing...toys! As kids throughout the country are counting down the days until they can unwrap their presents, the American Red Cross reminds parents to use caution and care for gift giving and decking the halls.

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12/18/2006 - OP-ED: Ensuring that Malaria is No More

Malaria might be the world’s most underestimated killer. Even though it is a preventable and treatable disease, each year malaria kills more than a million people and makes 300 million around the world very sick. Sadly, malaria takes its heaviest toll among children under five and pregnant women. Malaria literally is robbing the international community of its most precious commodity…its future.

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12/13/2006 - When the weather outside is frightful, keep fires delightful and safe

Dropping temperatures across the country this time of year typically prompt a rise in the use of alternative heat sources such as fireplaces, wood or coal-burning stoves and space heaters to stay warm, and unfortunately can result in an increase in the number of home fire incidents.

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12/8/2019 - Precautions a Must for Safe Winter Travel

Winter storms, including high winds, heavy snow, freezing rain and black ice, can strike quickly and without warning and make driving conditions hazardous. In addition to dangerous road conditions, rapid accumulation of heavy snow can mire and even strand travelers on the road.

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12/8/2019 - Red Cross response in Midwest shifts as power is restored

A week after a massive winter storm swept through the Midwest, 19,000 homes and businesses in Illinois and 6,000 in Missouri remain without power, down from more than 500,000 homes at the peak of outages.

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12/6/2019 - Red Cross responds as flooding worsens in Africa

A humanitarian response is building to support hundreds of thousands affected by floods that are ravaging the Horn of Africa, affecting people living in major geographical areas of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

 

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12/6/2019 - Volunteer Brings Disaster Skills to Thousands of Arkansans

Cheryl K. Schmidt is one of those incredible Red Cross volunteers. By profession, Dr. Schmidt teaches at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Nursing in Little Rock, Ark. By avocation, she serves as the Arkansas State Nurse Liaison for the American Red Cross.

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12/5/2019 - American Red Cross Receives Four Stars from Charity Navigator

The holiday season provides an opportunity to think not just about the holiday gifts to be purchased but on the gifts received over the past year. The American Red Cross is thankful for each and every one of its donors who gave this year, contributing time, money or blood to help the Red Cross help America.

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12/4/2019 - American Red Cross strengthens relief efforts after Typhoon Durian hits Philippines

At least 400 people were killed and nearly one million severely affected after the northern islands of the Philippines were battered by Typhoon Durian, a super-typhoon that made landfall on Nov. 30, 2006. Torrential rains and strong winds slammed the region at 190 miles per hour and, according to news reports, caused ash and boulders from a nearby volcano to swamp villages around its base, and unleashed floodwaters of up to 10 feet in some areas. Initial reports indicate more than 400 people are still missing and 700,000 have been rendered homeless. More than 90,000 people were evacuated from southern Vietnam, ahead of Typhoon Durian, which hit the country on Monday.

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12/4/2019 - Stringing Together Notes of Hope and Love

Children have the power to improve the lives of people around them every day. In a myriad ways, we see the bright future and promise of young people, and on November 5, 2019 people of all ages were treated to a group of Cincinnati youth changing their world with music.

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12/3/2019 - Red Cross establishes disaster shelters following severe winter storms in the Midwest

Today, more than 380,000 homes are still without power in Missouri and Illinois following a massive winter storm that stretched across the Midwest. Freezing rain, sleet and snow pelted the Greater St. Louis area, weighing down power lines, snapping trees and creating dangerous driving conditions.

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12/1/2019 - American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services Today

At this time of year, our thoughts often turn to those who will not be home for the holidays – the men and women of the armed forces serving their country far from home. Since its inception, the American Red Cross has been committed to supporting servicemen and women – working to keep members of the U.S. military and their families connected, not just at the holidays but throughout the year.

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11/30/2006 - American Red Cross strengthens its mission to serve people living with HIV/AIDS overseas

She was pregnant, HIV positive – and 14.

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11/28/2006 - American Red Cross Assists Rural Schools and Community Health in China

Deep in the interiors of rural China, the residents of Ningxia and Shanxi provinces live a difficult existence. With open mud pits that serve as toilets and unprotected springs that are susceptible to contamination as their most available source of water, villagers have access to only the most rudimentary water and sanitation facilities.

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11/27/2006 - Youth Volunteer Climbs on the Roof to Raise Funds

Meet Nicole Holden, an American Red Cross volunteer who raised more that $6,000 for North Carolina's Triangle Area Chapter in one short month. How did she do it? She climbed on the roof of her church and, even during a snow storm, refused to come down until she had met her fundraising goal.

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11/23/2006 - Focus on Safety for a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on all we are thankful for, enjoy seasonal treats and spend time with loved ones. Although it may not be top of mind, focusing on safety can keep a happy holiday from taking a tragic turn. The American Red Cross offers simple suggestions to ensure you have a safe holiday.

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