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2/11/2019 - Family Receives New Home From Red Cross and Partners
When Hurricane Katrina hit, Christina Rivera and her three children ages 14, 12 and 4, evacuated the home they had been renting in Lucedale, LA.
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2/6/2019 - Red Cross Delivers Help After Southern Storms
A line of thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the midsection of the United States late Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, injuring scores of others, and destroying dozens of homes and buildings. Red Cross chapters responded immediately during the night, opening shelters and providing comfort to those forced from their homes.
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2/4/2019 - Lending a Hand to Trace the Past
Each day, tracing specialists at the American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center work tirelessly to help families learn the fate of loved ones lost during the Holocaust and World War II.
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1/30/2008 - Helping Body and Soul
Every Monday and Wednesday, Burt Oranburg arrives at Walter Reed well before 7:00 a.m. so he can disinfect every piece of equipment in the physical therapy clinic and prepare the room for the first appointments at 8:30. A key member of the clinic’s team, Burt is always ready with a warm towel, a cold bottle of water, or an enthusiastic word of encouragement.
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1/30/2008 - K-Mart on Wheels
Injured military personnel often arrive at Walter Reed with nothing—no clothing, no belongings, and no money. An American Red Cross volunteer greets injured soldiers at the curb, thanks them for their service, and gives them a comfort kit containing personal care items (such as a toothbrush and deodorant) and a phone card so they can contact family members.
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1/30/2008 - Going Green
Andrew Shaw steadies himself in his wheelchair and carefully lines up the putt. Under the watchful eye of Arunah Strassberger, a Red Cross volunteer and professional golf instructor, Andrew taps the ball and watches it roll into the cup several feet away. Cheers erupt throughout the gallery—which consists of 10 or so Wounded Warriors and medical personnel in the Occupational Therapy Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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1/30/2008 - Wounded Warriors, Vigilant Volunteers
Walk through a hallway at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and you might see a young mother comforting a restless toddler in her lap as she waits to be fitted with prosthetic legs.
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1/29/2008 - Red Cross Comes Knocking—with Hope by Its Side
Millions of Americans stayed home on Martin Luther King Day, but in 10 cities, volunteers from the American Red Cross and HOPE worldwide, a faith-based relief and development organization, took to the streets—not to march, but to distribute fire safety tips.
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1/28/2008 - Plant a Seed, Reap a Harvest
Four years ago, while her high school friends were racing off to sports practice, Amita Kulkarni was working with the youth council of her local Red Cross chapter in Morristown, New Jersey, to raise money for the Measles Initiative.
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1/17/2008 - Holocaust Survivor Finds Answers through Red Cross
In July 1942, at age nine, Rachel Miller’s mother gave her a new name and sent her to live in the French countryside. Three days later, her mother, two brothers and her only sister were taken to Camp Pithiviers, one of the Nazi regime’s "transit camps" where detainees were held before being deported to concentration camps in Germany.
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1/15/2008 - New Advertising Campaign Features Real Red Crossers
Are you ready to change a life? A new advertising campaign shines the spotlight on Red Cross volunteers and employees.
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1/15/2008 - Chapter Leader Helping Improve Homeland Security
For the past 18 months, Joseph White has been advising the leaders of the American Red Cross, the nation’s leading emergency relief organization. Lately, he has been doing the same for top officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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1/15/2008 - Now Starring: Fire, Safety and Your Child
A new educational DVD is packed with creative tools to teach fire safety to preschoolers.
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1/11/2019 - Lack of Major Hurricane Changes Red Cross Response in 2007
Last year was predicted to be an above-average season for hurricanes, but as 2007 came to an end, this prediction did not materialize. Even without an active hurricane season, the Red Cross remained hard at work, responding to local disasters that don’t often generate much media buzz.
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1/11/2019 - Red Cross Employees Alerted About Email Scam
We have been made aware of communications circulating via email claiming that the Red Cross Donation Department is looking for employees in the European Region. The email states a salary and asks anyone over 21 to apply for the position by forwarding their resume to Human Resources Department at an address that is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.
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1/10/2019 - Once a Donor, Always a Donor
In 1965, when the U.S. Air Force offered Jamie "Marty" Martinez, then a 20-year-old airman, time off from his job in exchange for making a blood donation to the American Red Cross, Martinez seized the opportunity.
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1/10/2019 - A Strong Body, a Big Heart
He had completed the swim without much difficulty, but halfway through the bike ride he began feeling a fair amount of pain, and by the time the marathon started—the final segment of the 2007 Ironman World Championship—Brian Boyle began wondering if he would finish the competition, his first ever at full length.
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1/9/2019 - Color Your Resolutions ‘Red Cross Red’ in 2008
Want to lose weight, pay off your debts, find a new job, quit smoking or drinking, go back to school, or help others who are less fortunate?
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1/7/2019 - Companies Getting into Business of Disaster Relief
When disasters strike, they affect not just residents of the devastated area but also local businesses. For example, the wildfires that burned more than half a million acres of land in Southern California last fall damaged or destroyed hundreds of businesses and forced thousands more to close or cut back operations because their employees had evacuated their homes and sought shelter.
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12/20/2007 - American Red Cross Delivers Holiday Cheer to Wounded Service Members
Staff Sgt. Dale Cherney props himself up on his hospital bed and opens the envelope that’s just been delivered to him. It's from a third-grader named Brian.
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