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10/29/2008 - American Red Cross Offers "Trick" to Safety this Halloween
Ghouls and goblins will take over the night. But even scary creatures need to be safe and celebrate Halloween right. Halloween's greatest hazards aren't vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and automobile collisions. The Red Cross wants your family to have a safe Halloween so we're providing these tips, the lucky 13.
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10/29/2008 - Our World Gives
The American Red Cross is one of eight non-profit organizations participating in the Western Union Company's Our World Gives, which invites the 18 million members of the Facebook social networking site to vote for one of the designated non-profit organizations.
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10/29/2008 - Pakistan: Baluchistan earthquakes met with immediate humanitarian response
A series of strong earthquakes shook western Pakistan in the early morning hours of October 29, killing more than 160 people, leveling thousands of homes and displacing more than 17,000 people, according to early reports.
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10/24/2008 - “The Butterfly Effect”: Chapter Energy Helps the Measles Initiative Soar
Cleo Hendrickson, Director of Community Initiatives at the Jersey Coast Chapter, and Kathy Lass, former Director of International Services at the St. Louis Chapter, were recognized at the Partners for Measles Advocacy 8th Annual Meeting for their chapters' outstanding contributions to the fight against measles
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10/24/2008 - Prepare for the cold weather ahead
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts home heating fuel costs will go up 15 percent this winter from what they were last year. Those who use heating oil and natural gas face the biggest increases, but double-digit increases are also ahead for those who heat with propane and electricity.
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10/22/2008 - Generous Nation: Americans Step Up to Help the Red Cross
Although it’s hard to name a time when the American Red Cross is not busy, 2008 has been particularly active because of the number and severity of disasters in the United States.
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10/20/2008 - For a Red Cross Volunteer It’s All in a Day’s Work
Eloy and Kelly Mainez, husband and wife and Red Cross disaster volunteers, traveled from their home in Waco to Houston to distribute meals and snacks to victims of Hurricane Ike. The couple had no idea when they left home that they would be using the lifesaving techniques they learned in a chapter First Aid/CPR class to save a child's life.
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10/20/2008 - Indonesia: making a difference thru microfinance
Brave, strong, independent and steadfast are the first impressions one has of 50 year-old Nasriah.She is one of many tsunami-affected women in Aceh who serve as the head of their families and are the sole income earners.
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10/17/2008 - Myanmar: Children of the cyclone
You could be forgiven for thinking that Saw Kay Htoo is just like any other 11-year-old boy. Walking home from school with a beaming smile and chatting with his classmates, there are no obvious signs of the tragedy he has lived through.
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10/17/2008 - Volunteer Receives Presidential Award for 7,000 Hours of Service to Red Cross
Eileen Hadbavny has spent 7,000 hours of her life volunteering for the American Red Cross. Her efforts were rewarded recently when President George W. Bush visited Charleston, S.C. and presented Eileen with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
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10/16/2008 - Hurricane Omar Strengthens to Category 3 Storm
The American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rico Chapter are responding as Hurricane Omar moves through the Caribbean toward the central Atlantic Ocean. Overnight the storm strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane with winds up to 125 mph.
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10/15/2008 - “Vitamin C vs. Measles”: A Sweet Drink Gives Children a Second Chance
While many of their classmates are enjoying extra games of tag on the weekends, Danielle (13), Haley (11), and Julia Flum (9), of Parkland, Florida decided to beat the heat and help fight Measles simultaneously. Charging $1 for an ice cold, refreshing glass of lemonade or ice tea at their lemonade stand, they have raised more than $375 for the Measles Initiative, so far.
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10/15/2008 - Ready When the Time Comes Launch
Ready When the Time Comes, a new program from the American Red Cross and Grainger, launched at the Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna Saturday, Oct. 4, during a full-scale emergency shelter simulation. More than 100 newly trained volunteers participated from Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) partners including AEP Ohio, Ashville Kiwanis, Circleville Kiwanis, Grainger, KPMG, Limited Brands, MRDD and Peace Lutheran Church.
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10/14/2008 - Making A Difference
American Red Cross Biomedical Services’ Carey Barrett was looking for a way to help people, to make a difference. He found his solution. This week Carey will be traveling to Houston, TX from his home in Fayetteville, GA to donate one of his kidneys to a perfect stranger.
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10/13/2008 - Fighting the mosquito menace in India, one net at a time
Sleeping is always a gamble in the village of Thengapattinam, along the southern coast of India. You never know when a mosquito bite could cause malaria or another life threatening disease. For Fatima Bibi, this is crucial. As a mother of two, she worries constantly about her children's health.
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10/10/2019 - As the Smoke Clears, Red Cross There to Give Aid and Comfort
It is three o’clock in the morning and Victoria Gower and her family are sound asleep. Victoria’s son Matthew is safely tucked away in bed, and her ten-year-old daughter is having one last sleepover at her friend’s house before the school year begins.
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10/9/2019 - Meet Melody Stevenson
A house fire seven years ago. A stranded woman with three kids. A father with a dog. A kind man there to help.
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10/9/2019 - Temples and Tears, a Testimony from Nepal
By 9 AM, the heat and humidity were already extreme, as we made our way down the dusty streets of Dhangadi, in far western Nepal.
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10/8/2019 - Random Acts of Kindness
American Red Cross disaster action team volunteer Barry Christiansen was called to respond to an early morning mobile home fire in Clearfield, Utah.  It was 3:30 a.m. in March, when the average high temperature is 54° and two inches of new snow had just fallen on a winter’s accumulation of more than 4.5 feet.  Barry had been sound asleep at home when the call came.
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10/8/2019 - Red Cross Volunteer Journeys from Tragedy to Heroism
Devastating home fires are the most common disaster in America. We think it will never happen to us—but home fires are not unusual. The Red Cross responds to 180 home fires every day.
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