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10/20/2006 - Red Cross Offers Cold Weather Health and Safety Tips

Fewer than 100,000 homes and businesses in Western New York remain without power today one week after a storm dumped nearly two feet of snow on the region. For the tens of thousands still without power, the lack of electricity coupled with the unexpected early winter-like weather makes for a potentially dangerous combination.

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10/20/2006 - Local collaboration builds bridges, bolsters resilience within Gulf Coast community

Many of the drawings by the children from the Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) summer programs convey the overwhelming, desperate conditions of their Hurricane Katrina experiences, and some express hope and gratitude.

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10/18/2006 - American Red Cross Responds to Floods in Ethiopia

In a country where severe droughts are the norm, rains should have been a blessing. Tragically, this year’s unprecedented floods in Ethiopia killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more.

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10/17/2006 - Tricks for Planning a Safe Halloween

Costumes and candy fill store aisles, and pumpkins are stacked high at produce stands and in patches all around town. The signs are aligned and clear—Halloween is here.

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10/16/2006 - October 16 is World Food Day

Every day around the world, 850 million people are unable to obtain the adequate, nutritious food needed for sound health and growth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United States, poor nutrition is also a leading cause of death among young children in developing countries

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10/15/2006 - Earthquake Strikes Hawaii

Earlier today an earthquake estimated at 6.6 magnitude struck the Big Island of Hawaii. While the earthquake did trigger some landslides, including one that blocked a major highway on the island, no tsunami was triggered.

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10/9/2019 - Home Fire Disasters More Common than Most Think

Fires kill more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined. Unfortunately, according to a poll by the American Red Cross, four out of five Americans are unaware that fires are the most common disaster in the U.S. and only 26 percent of households have a home fire escape plan.

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10/6/2019 - Red Cross Responds to North Carolina Chemical Fires

Thousands were forced to evacuate the small town of Apex, N.C., early Friday morning after a fire broke out late Thursday evening at a nearby hazardous materials plant. More than 17,000 residents received evacuation orders in fear of noxious fumes.

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10/6/2019 - Shifting gears: Moving from relief to recovery in Pakistan

One year after a devastating earthquake struck Pakistan, Red Cross and Red Crescent response operations are shifting focus beyond emergency relief efforts to include extensive, longer-term recovery assistance—aiding the earthquake’s most vulnerable survivors, particularly women and children, in the earthquake-prone and mountainous region.

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10/6/2019 - Red Cross Honors Unsung Heroine

For 40 years, Emily Simmonds' unclaimed ashes had lain forgotten in an unmarked grave in Pomona, Calif., but on Sept. 28, the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross helped the world remember Simmonds' heroism when it unveiled a memorial monument commemorating Simmonds’ life.

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10/6/2019 - Red Cross Curriculum Helps Young People Cope with Tragic Events

With a number of school shootings currently making headlines, including the most recent incidents in Lancaster, Pa., and Weston, Wis., it is natural for children and parents to be dealing with a mixture of emotions such as fear and anxiety of the unknown.

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10/3/2019 - The Spirit of America 500 Blood Drive Honors Victims of Sept. 11

The Spirit of America 500 blood drive is a truly special event. Held annually on Sept. 11, the drive recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with unprecedented success. The event not only honors the victims and heroes of 9/11, but also celebrates the selfless, compassionate spirit of blood donors everywhere.

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9/29/2006 - New Red Cross Training Course Aims to Better Serve People with Disabilities Following a Disaster.

he American Red Cross is rolling out the latest in its series of courses to better prepare employees and volunteers to serve victims of disasters, regardless of individual characteristics.

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9/27/2006 - Red Cross Aids Ecuadorian Volcano Survivors

The American Red Cross joined an international relief mission after Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano exploded twice this summer, threatening surrounding villages and destroying food supplies.

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9/22/2006 - Pakistani President Honors Relief Work of American Red Cross.

Saluting the American Red Cross for its aid in the wake of a devastating earthquake nearly one year ago, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf presented the “Star of Sacrifice” award to Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chairman of the American Red Cross, at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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9/21/2006 - Remembering 9/11: One Volunteer's Story

After the tragic events unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001, Steve Cobb felt powerless to help as so many other Americans did. Cobb, a tennis pro at a suburban country club in the New York City area, thought that there was little he could do to assist the emergency personnel working tirelessly at Ground Zero. Little did he know, he was about to get the experience of a lifetime.

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9/20/2006 - American Red Cross Workers in Germany Answered the Call to Help Lebanon Evacuees

Workers with the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES) team both domestically and stationed abroad offer assistance to members of the U.S. military, their families and veterans providing emergency communications between family members, counseling and access to financial assistance for things like emergency travel. Sometimes these workers answer the call to help those who are helping others.

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9/18/2006 - Alaska’s Power of Two program draws top PR pros to help

Imagine Alaska – a vast land of many mountain ranges, rivers, and a rugged coastline, dotted by small villages and towns and a handful of larger cities. A 15,000-mile highway system serves a portion of the 660,000 Alaska residents, but much of the state—which is the size of Texas, California, and Montana combined—is only accessible by boat, plane, snow machine, and even occasionally by dog sled. Roads are so few that the state capitol, Juneau, cannot be reached by car.

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9/15/2006 - Red Cross and Partners Observe September as National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is partnering with the American Red Cross, AARP, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to ensure that older adults and those with disabilities are prepared for all emergencies.

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9/13/2006 - Measles Initiative Partners Launch Integrated Health Campaign in Indonesia

BENGKULU, Indonesia – It’s a rare occasion to be in a room filled with screaming, crying children and see only smiles on mothers’ faces. But today is a no ordinary day – it’s measles vaccination day in Indonesia.

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