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9/13/2006 - Sprint Golf Tournament Raises Record Amount for Red Cross

Corporate leaders braved the rainy weather Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, to raise more than $1 million for the American Red Cross at the fourth annual Sprint Leadership Invitational Charity Event Golf Tournament.

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9/12/2019 - Two Families at Crossroads, One Year After Katrina

BAKER, La. – “It’s hard for me to think positive,” said Lena Beard, sitting at the edge of a crowd of parents and children receiving awards for an art therapy program for Hurricane Katrina survivors at Renaissance Village, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailer park in Baker, La.

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9/11/2019 - September 11th Recovery Program, a Legacy of Compassion

On a beautiful, sunny autumn morning in 2001, business as usual in Manhattan came to a halt when an airplane hit the World Trade Center.

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9/8/2019 - Strengthening Indonesian Communities through Disaster Training

Over the past several months, the people of Indonesia have endured a series of unrelenting catastrophes. The Yogyakarta earthquake on May 27, the earthquake and tsunami in southern Java on July 27 and a string of tremors from Sulawasi to Sumatra all offer signs of continued tectonic activity.

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9/6/2019 - Katrina Continues to Change Lives a Year Later

One year ago, American Red Cross volunteer Kym Bushong was drawing on her background as a wedding arranger to stage one of the highest-profile events of the season—the nuptials of two New Orleans evacuees in front of more than 1,000 of their closest new friends and media from all over the world in the Houston Astrodome shelter. Boxing titlist Evander Holyfield escorted the bride down the aisle.

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9/1/2019 - One Year Later: Southeast Louisiana Red Cross Chapter Remembers and Regroups

With the ringing of bells and a few blurred eyes, Southeast Louisiana Red Cross Chapter employees, volunteers and supporters commemorated the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina outside of their former offices on Canal Street in New Orleans. The devastated building is still boarded up, so the gathering took place under a white tent in the back parking.

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9/1/2019 - Kuwait Donation Used to Shore Up Disaster Response along the Gulf

Fifteen sparkling new American Red Cross feeding trucks are now ready to bring nourishment and comfort to those in need this hurricane season, thanks to a $25 million donation from the State of Kuwait and Kuwait Red Crescent Society.

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9/1/2019 - Red Cross Opens Shelters as Ernesto Gains Strength, Moves North

Tropical Storm Ernesto made landfall in the Carolinas overnight and is moving north up the East Coast of the United States, bringing severe weather including heavy rain and winds to the seaboard states. The American Red Cross urges those in the storm's path to stay alert and follow the directions of emergency officials.

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8/30/2006 - Restoring Clean Water in the Maldives

It’s tough to imagine having water problems on an island located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, but that is exactly what thousands of people in the Maldives are facing.

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8/30/2006 - Red Cross Scrubby Bear® Program Travels to Africa

When Jan Hagey and the Greater Mount Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church decided to adopt a village in Africa, they were determined to help in any way possible. Hagey was shocked at the lack of health education she saw in the region after her first trip to the small village of Yawa, located in the central part of the West African country of Benin.

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8/29/2006 - Red Cross Responds to Commercial Jet Crash in Kentucky

A commercial jet traveling from Lexington, Ky., to Atlanta crashed Sunday morning just a half mile from the end of a runway at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport, killing 49 of the 50 passengers on board. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating of the crash to determine the precise cause.

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8/29/2006 - Hayes Family Weathers Storm’s Destruction with Continued Grace

Hundreds of Mississippians gathered along the shores of the Gulf Coast this past Sunday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Holding hands, they formed a line that they’d hope would stretch from Waveland, Miss. to past Biloxi, Miss. The proud residents talked of where they’d been a year before and how far they’d come.

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8/29/2006 - Program Helps Hurricane-Impacted Children

For kids whose lives were dramatically changed by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, Baker summer day camp was a place to go for 10 hours every weekday and be kids, away from cramped trailers and adults’ worries.

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8/29/2006 - Red Cross urges preparedness as Ernesto heads towards U.S.

Having become the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season over the weekend, Ernesto was downgraded to tropical storm status even as it battered the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. The storm system slowed and weakened as it made landfall yesterday, but forecasters warn that it could regain strength and its hurricane status as it heads for south Florida.

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8/28/2006 - Red Cross Training Prepares Leaders to Guide Disaster Response in Local Community

On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's one-year anniversary, more than 30 community leaders—invited by the Mississippi offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)—attended a comprehensive, one-day American Red Cross training to prepare them to serve as Red Cross shelter managers.

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8/28/2006 - Red Cross Leadership Briefings Reach Out to Community Organizations

The American Red Cross recently held briefings in Washington, D.C., with representatives from special interest groups, business and civic leaders and government officials to discuss the changes made in Red Cross disaster relief resources and operational policies since last year’s challenging hurricane season and its plans for the 2006 season.

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8/28/2006 - Ensuring Katrina’s Young Survivors Bounce Back

Amya Cornin looks like any carefree first-grader who loves to play with…plastic bugs. At the school entrance, she bounces past her mother and two older brothers toward the family car, twisty braids held by colored hair-bobs buoying with each sprite step.

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8/27/2006 - Restoring Homes and Hope along the Gulf Coast

By all accounts, youd consider Jim Sullenger a soft-spoken man, but his work and presence in one Mississippi community speaks volumes.

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8/24/2006 - Why I Donate Blood

A local man ran a grocery store across the alley from my grade school. He was beloved in our community for his good nature and kindness to the children. School children would sneak across the alley and buy candy at lunchtime or after school. This little man was a jolly, old fellow with a hearty laugh who had emigrated from Italy to make Lovington his home.

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8/22/2006 - Red Cross Joins Tavis Smiley on the Road to Health

The American Red Cross teamed up with talk show host Tavis Smiley to share the benefits of health and wellness for minority communities at the first ever Road to Health Fair, Aug. 4 and 5 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

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