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8/17/2007 - Peer-to-peer Youth Program Helps Prevent Spread of HIV/AIDS
When HIV/AIDS rates began to soar in the United States during the late 1980s, the American Red Cross responded with a program called Act Smart that taught elementary, middle school, and high school students about prevention and awareness through age-appropriate materials. Today, in Kigoma, Tanzania, young people are learning how to save themselves from this deadly disease through workshops taught by their peers, not adults.
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8/16/2007 - Deadly Earthquake Shakes Peru, Prompts Red Cross Response
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the central coastal region of Peru early Wednesday evening, destroying buildings and leaving many people without power, water or communications. Immediately following the quake, the Peruvian Red Cross sent a relief team to the region to assess the damage and evaluate the needs of those affected.
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8/14/2007 - Summer Program Provides 'Drama Therapy' for Youth of Katrina
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina played out largely on our television screens, with images that seared the nation's collective conscience. Scenes of flooded homes and streets, ravaged buildings and families in peril or in exile inundated viewers and left an indelible impression on many.
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8/10/2019 - As South Asia Floods Recede, Urgent Aid Still Needed
As flood waters swept through villages in southern Pakistan, families were forced to flee their homes, taking only what they could carry.
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8/9/2019 - Therapy Dogs Provide Support in Minneapolis
Jennifer Troy is not a licensed therapist, but her dog 'Girl' is. That's what brought Jennifer and 'Girl' to the Family Assistance Center on Friday, August 3. 'Girl' is a Labrador Newfoundland mix who has been a certified therapy dog for about five years. Jennifer and 'Girl' came to the Family Assistance Center to see if they could provide support to the friends and family of the missing and the relief workers at the site.
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8/8/2019 - Mental Health Team Supported Families through Grieving Process
In his nearly 20 years of disaster response work, Alan Brankline, a volunteer with the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team, had never seen a situation like the I-35W bridge collapse.
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8/7/2019 - Red Cross Responds to Tragic Bridge Collapse
After one of the most traveled bridges in the Twin Cities metropolitan area crashed into the waters of the Mississippi River, the American Red Cross responded immediately – focusing on the urgent needs of the first responders, survivors, and friends and loved ones of the victims. The tragic I-35W bridge collapse killed at least five individuals and injured roughly 100 others. The 50-plus car wreck also resulted in eight individuals being reported as missing.
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8/3/2019 - Red Cross Chapter Serves as Focal Point of Response Efforts
Two days after the I-35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, the mood is somber as recovery crews continue to scour the Mississippi River to locate those unable to escape the tragedy. Minneapolis police and officials from response organizations work busily at a makeshift command center in the parking lot of the American Red Cross of the Twin Cities Area Chapter, which is located only blocks from the bridge.
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8/2/2019 - Red Cross on Scene of Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse
The American Red Cross responded quickly following the fatal collapse of I-35W highway bridge in Minneapolis last night. Red Cross volunteers have been working through the night, both at the site of the crash and at the local Twin Cities Chapter, supporting families and rescue workers.
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7/27/2007 - After Season of Cyclones, Red Cross Works to Prevent Malaria
In Madagascar, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, agriculture—primarily the farming of rice and vanilla—thrives because of the mild climate. In the last several months, however, the island has become proficient in growing an unwelcome crop: mosquitoes.
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7/26/2007 - Summer School: Making the Best of a Disaster
Many primary and secondary school students around the country are taking classes in trailers, the result of rapidly growing student populations that have overwhelmed existing facilities. In Arlington, Virginia, earlier this month, 20 teenagers took this trend to a new extreme—they attended classes in the back of an American Red Cross emergency response vehicle (ERV).
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7/23/2007 - Red Cross Brings Preparedness Message to New Orleans
In 2004, when the American Red Cross first participated as a sponsor at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, resident Tina Wilson stopped by the Red Cross exhibit for information on disaster preparedness. She also picked up three mini flashlights, keeping one for herself and giving one to her brother and the third to a good friend.
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7/19/2007 - Creating a Foundation for the Future
Following a long, curved stretch of red clay road leading into the village of Faizal Nagar, Kinniya, in the Trincomalee district of eastern Sri Lanka, stands a row of homes in varying states of completion. Some need doors and windows; others need walls and a roof. Yet, inside of each house are smiling, determined faces of families working under the hot sun to finish their homes.
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7/16/2007 - Ian and Miss Debby’s Incredible Journey
Ian is a young boy who takes Red Cross water adjustment and swim classes at Ft. Carson, Colorado. He sees the swimming pool as a “blue river” and the diving board as the “plank.” He loves the water and likes to splash, and when he climbs the ladder he says, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel.”
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7/13/2007 - Youth "Celebrate Differences" to Support the Measles Initiative
What do softball, India, babysitting, and eagle scouts have in common? They were all table themes at the Gaston County Chapter of the American Red Cross event called, "Celebrating our Differences."
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7/10/2019 - Drying Out and Cleaning Up
As the muddy red waters recede and residents of flooded neighborhoods in and around Wichita Falls, Texas, return to their homes, the lucky ones are finding their houses untouched by the flood waters and are breathing a sigh of relief. Others, however, are not so fortunate.
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7/6/2019 - American Red Cross Observation Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia
A group of observers from the United States recently traveled with American Red Cross to visit Vietnam and Cambodia, where some of the most successful programs we support with our Red Cross partners were highlighted.
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7/6/2019 - American Red Cross and partners cooperate to help Kansas
American Red Cross training and partnerships have made all the difference for Osawatomie, a small town devastated by severe flooding.
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7/5/2019 - American Red Cross shelters hundreds displaced by Kansas Floods
Ten-year-old Michael Jones and his family are among the hundreds of people who have found shelter with the American Red Cross after being left homeless by severe flooding in Southeast Kansas.
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7/4/2019 - Red Cross assists Texas residents returning to their homes
After more than a week of record rainfall that swelled rivers over their banks and flooded communities throughout Texas, flood waters have slowly begun to recede in some areas. This has allowed some evacuated residents to return to their homes and to begin the difficult job of cleanup. Residents of the Wrangler's Retreat neighborhood west of Wichita Falls were forced to evacuate when the Wichita River reached record levels, exceeding the record set in 1941. By Monday flood waters had receded enough to allow some of the residents back to their homes. The Red Cross was there to provide much needed support.
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