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10/30/2007 - This Halloween, Slay the Fear
There’s nothing like a frightful costume to put your children in the Halloween mood. But before you finish reviewing your check list and send your little horror buffs in search of candy, make sure they’re equipped with more than just their swords and magic wands.
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10/26/2007 - American Red Cross and Save the Children Work Together to Care for Kids in Shelters
"It takes a village to raise a child." This well-known African proverb describes the need for many people to contribute to helping those who are vulnerable or suffering, such as the people affected by the recent Southern California wildfires.
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10/26/2007 - After the Deluge, a Need for Water that’s Safe to Drink
A Bodhi tree in Matara, Sri Lanka, is traditionally the site of a Buddhist temple, but earlier this month the tree was the focus of a different pilgrimage—families coming from surrounding areas to receive ceramic water filters from the American Red Cross and Sri Lankan Red Cross.
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10/25/2007 - Devastated by Wildfires, Family Remains Optimistic
It's hard to maintain a positive outlook and keep a smile on your face when you've just lost your home and all your possessions. Hard, that is, unless you're Doug Switzer.
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10/23/2007 - Red Cross Supports California Wildfire Victims
Raging wildfires continued to threaten thousands of Southern California residents for the third straight day as fierce desert winds fueled the inferno.
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10/19/2007 - What Makes the Red Cross Unique?
I was here in 2006—early 2006—and I recognize some of you from that audience, and I'm pleased to be back again.
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10/19/2007 - Free Fire Safety Clinics Offered in October
The American Red Cross has partnered with The Home Depot to provide fire safety clinics during the month of October. Developed with American Red Cross expertise and conducted by Home Depot staff, these free and interactive clinics are being held every Saturday throughout the month of October in Home Depot stores.
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10/18/2007 - Tax-Free IRA Gift Transfers End on December 31, Act Now
If you could increase your gifts to the American Red Cross by one-third or one-half, and not have it cost you a nickel, would you do it?
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10/17/2007 - Ombudsman to Strengthen 'Sacred Trust' with Public
The Johnstown flood of 1889 was one of the earliest major American Red Cross disaster relief efforts, and also one of its most widely praised. But soon after Clara Barton returned from Johnstown to Washington, D.C., she began receiving letters complaining about drunken brawls and excessive fees at three "hotels" the Red Cross had built in Johnstown to serve as temporary housing for homeless flood victims.
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10/12/2019 - Annual Campaign Seeks Support from Federal Workers
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) was born in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy authorized the development of guidelines and regulations for fundraising in the federal service. Since then, the CFC has developed into one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising models in the world.
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10/12/2019 - Home is Where the Van Is
Charlie Hahn considered his fellow disabled veterans in northwest New Jersey to be his family. So when he died, he made sure his family had a place to call home.
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10/12/2019 - U.N. Leader Visits American Red Cross, Renews Old Ties
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined American Red Cross Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and President and CEO Mark W. Everson at the organization’s historic national headquarters building in Washington, D.C., to discuss the importance of partnerships in alleviating human suffering internationally.
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10/10/2019 - Fire Starts at Home. Safety Should Too
Large-scale disasters make people stop and take notice, but it’s the smaller disasters that happen every day that do the most damage yet go largely unnoticed. In fact, four out of five Americans don't realize the most common disaster threat is not hurricanes or floods—it’s home fires.
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10/3/2019 - A Dog’s Life, a Family’s Care

With help from a new book, dog owners can learn to respond immediately to injuries and illnesses affecting their pets. 

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10/1/2019 - Red Cross Partners with 100 Black Men of America
The American Red Cross celebrated a historic new partnership with the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. at an event held in Washington, D.C. 
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10/1/2019 - Lessons Learned in Aceh Save Lives in Sumatra
The Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia, or PMI) started assisting affected communities immediately after the earthquake, providing an ambulance service, setting up a temporary field hospital and gathering information.
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9/27/2007 - Red Cross Workers Deploy With Service Members in Iraq
“If I could have anything in the world right now, it would be a fresh, cold glass of milk,” said Dennis Moran. It’s the simple things he misses while being thousands of miles from home, but that is part of the sacrifice.
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9/26/2007 - Now is the Time to Be Informed
National Preparedness Month reminds us of the importance of being prepared, but preparedness should be an important part of everyday life. The Red Cross can help you and your family take action to prepare for the unexpected disasters and emergencies that could happen in your area.
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9/21/2007 - Indonesian Boy Returns to the Game He Loved
Sitting with his grandfather during a break from a game of soccer, 12-year-old Azarhi talks about his new dream for the future.
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9/21/2007 - Business Community Contributes Resources to Disaster Response Through Partnership with Red Cross
The American Red Cross is proud to announce a new partnership with the Business Roundtable in an effort to enhance private and nonprofit partnerships in disaster response. These organizations will work together to focus on how the business community can most effectively contribute to national disaster preparedness and response efforts.
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