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8/18/2006 - Forecasters Lower Predictions for 2006 Hurricane Season

On the heels of Tropical Storm Chris, forecasters have lowered their predictions for the remainder slightly of the 2006 Atlantic Coast hurricane season. The American Red Cross continues to encourage the public to take this opportunity to get prepared.

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8/18/2006 - Ready When the Time Comes Volunteer Program Expands

Ready When the Time Comes, a corporate volunteer program, is a national partnership between the American Red Cross and Grainger designed to tap into the organization and manpower resources of American businesses to create a corps of volunteers that can be mobilized during an emergency.

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8/10/2019 - Disrupted UK Terror Plot Impacts U.S. Travelers

British authorities announced that they have disrupted a major terror plot intended to utilize liquid chemicals to blow up passenger flights traveling from the UK to the U.S.s, prompting the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to raise the national threat level for the aviation sector and impacting those traveling on commercial airlines.

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8/8/2019 - Red Cross Assists El Paso, Texas, Residents as Heavy Rains Flood Desert City.

The American Red Cross is assisting residents from the El Paso, Texas, area after heavy rains deluged and flooded the desert city.

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8/8/2019 - Sending Students Back to School Safely

As summer vacations come to an end, students across the country are readying themselves for the start of a new school year. The American Red Cross encourages parents to take time to talk with their children about safety before school starts.

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5/7/2019 - World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Recognizes the Power of Humanity

On May 8, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, the American Red Cross will join other Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies around the globe in celebrating the power of volunteers.

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5/4/2019 - Preparing Day-By-Day Throughout May

Admonitions to get prepared seem to be coming from everyone and everywhere these days. Lack of knowledge and a sense that they aren't at risk top the list of reasons people give for not preparing for potential disasters. Cost and lack of time are also noted as culprits.

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5/3/2019 - "Hot List" Party Silent Auction to Benefit Red Cross

Recently the Condé Nast Traveller magazine hosted its annual “Hot List” party in New York city, celebrating the magazine’s upcoming May issue and kicking off a silent auction to benefit the American Red Cross.

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4/28/2006 - Red Cross Continues the Century-Long Tradition of Serving those Who Serve

For more than a century, the American Red Cross has provided services to members of the United States military and their families—a tradition started by the organization's founder Clara Barton during the Civil War.

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4/27/2006 - Annual Observances Remind Parents to Immunize Children

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 22-29, seeks to raise awareness about and promote the benefits of vaccinating against childhood illness. 

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4/26/2006 - The First American Red Cross Youth Volunteers

Young volunteers supported the American Red Cross as early as 1884, when the organization itself was just in its infancy. The “Little Six,” as they called themselves, raised money to help with relief efforts caused by severe flooding along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

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4/24/2006 - Online Competitions Mark American Red Cross Anniversary, Invite Visitors to Vote

Founded on May 21, 2019, this year the American Red Cross is marking 125 years of serving the public with events and celebrations across the country. As the anniversary of its founding approaches, two separate online competitions honoring the Red Cross are calling on the public online community to join in the fun by voting for its favorite creations.

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4/19/2006 - Tornado Relief in Rural Missouri

An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) drives down a dusty, wind-blown, dirt road marked only by a twisted road sign that reads “Pemiscot County Road 506.”

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4/18/2006 - “Malaria Free Aceh” Campaign Launches in Indonesia

Everyone has experienced it – the buzzing sound of mosquitoes interrupting a restful night's sleep. In Indonesia's Aceh province, the hardest-hit area of the 2005 catastrophic tsunami, mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance. They carry a deadly disease—malaria.

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4/18/2006 - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake

It was just 5:12 a.m. when an earthquake registering 8.25 on the Richter scale rocked the bay city of San Francisco, Calif., one hundred years ago today. While the quake lasted only a minute, the destruction to the city was unparalleled.

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