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5/7/2019 - Devastation Strikes Southeast Asia Delta
With winds of nearly 120 miles per hour and a storm surge of 12 feet, Cyclone Nargis made landfall on May 2, tearing through Myanmar’s main rice-growing region, home to about 24 million people—nearly half the country’s population and an area roughly the size of the state of Maryland.
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5/6/2019 - Red Cross Volunteer is Among Those Honored by President Bush on Military Spouse Day
Kaprece James, a volunteer for the American Red Cross at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. President George W. Bush personally bestowed the honor on James at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House this morning.
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5/5/2019 - American Red Cross, Grainger, BASF and Albemarle Prepare Louisiana Capital Area Workforce to be Ready When the Time Comes
While many people want to help during disaster relief efforts, having the right training is essential to an effective response. Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC), a new program from the American Red Cross and facilities maintenance supplier Grainger, ensures that volunteers are trained and ready to assist before a disaster strikes in the Baton Rouge area.
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5/5/2019 - Customers of Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger Able to Support the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
Following a successful first year which resulted in Microsoft Corp. donating $1.3 million to ten cause organizations, $100,000 of which supported the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, Microsoft has announced the expansion of the i’m Initiative.
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5/2/2019 - A New Home, A Warm Welcome
Thousands travel to Fredericksburg, Virginia, each year to visit the area's Civil War battlefields. However, the town's newest residents have seen enough battlefields to last a lifetime.
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5/2/2019 - Race Fans and Red Cross Connect in Talladega
Charles and Kelli Floyd spent part of their honeymoon lined up at the American Red Cross exhibit at Talladega Superspeedway, waiting for a chance to get an autograph from NASCAR Greg Biffle.
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5/1/2019 - AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps (A*NPRC)IS NOW RECRUITING!!!!!!!!
The AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps (A*NPRC) is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 program year. The member term will begin on August 4, 2019 and end on June 19, 2019. The deadline for receiving applications varies by location but will generally be no later than June 30, 2019.
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5/1/2019 - Raised to Do Right
Growing up under one roof with her extended family, Elizabeth Quintana remembers watching her grandparents and great aunt participate in church activities that served the Hispanic community and marveling that they had the energy to care for others while also working to support themselves.
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4/30/2008 - Blood Donor Gets A+ for Effort
Even if you didn't know Richard Newbert's blood type, you'd probably guess it's A+ (A-positive), because that's the kind of effort he gives.
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4/30/2008 - One Voice, One Red Cross
This week, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is leading a Global Communications Forum, attracting nearly 90 communication professionals from more than 60 countries.
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4/29/2008 - Tornado Damage Comes to Light
As Red Cross worker Amanda Christopher drove into the Burnett's Mill neighborhood just outside Suffolk, Virginia, early today, the full extent of the damage caused by Monday's powerful storms became apparent.
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4/28/2008 - A Time to Recognize and Energize
The week of April 27 to May 3 marks National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate those who make a difference in their communities and inspire others to discover their power to be agents for social change. National Volunteer Week has been recognized every year since 1974, when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order to establish the week as an annual celebration of volunteering.
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4/28/2008 - Riding to the Rescue
When a destructive storm hit their home state of Mississippi earlier this month, Vivian Ferguson and her husband, Travis, refused to sit back and think about their own problems. Instead, they rode to the rescue of others, delivering hot meals to hungry people whose lives had suddenly been turned upside down by the devastating storm.
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4/24/2008 - A little early, but just in time
World leaders, public health workers and humanitarians are uniting to observe World Malaria Day on April 25 to inspire action and mobilize resources around a common cause.
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4/23/2008 - Social Media Initiative Leads to $100K Gift
While some young people may not have the money to donate to the organizations they care about, the i’m™ Initiative provides them a chance to give money to the American Red Cross by simply chatting with their friends.
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4/23/2008 - ‘Rock to Eradicate’: A Measles Fundraiser with an Edge
On any given night, a rock concert at a San Diego nightclub is not an uncommon event. But when Jamie Schau and her team of volunteers at the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross decided to host an event combining entertainment with a worthy cause, the result was pitch perfect.
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4/21/2008 - Office of Investigations, Compliance and Ethics Warns about Email Scam
The Office of Investigations, Compliance and Ethics has been alerted to communications circulating via email claiming that the Red Cross, in collaboration with the Romania Government, is asking for donations to help the people in Tecuci, Romania.
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4/17/2008 - The Measles Initiative: Successes and Challenges in Reaching the 2010 Goal
Global leaders in childhood immunizations and partners of the Measles Initiative gathered at the American Red Cross on Wednesday to celebrate the program's progress, but also to address the challenges ahead.
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4/15/2008 - Filling in the Blanks
The little girl's life was shattered by events far beyond her control. Her family had lost their home, their culture, and their language. Yet they knew they were the lucky ones.
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4/10/2019 - Strong Waters, Stronger Friendships
By the time the angry, muddy waters of the Black River breached their banks in Piedmont, Missouri, in mid-March, heavy rains had been falling for a week, long enough to raise the river eight to ten feet above flood stage.
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