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Demi Lovato is a Red Cross Volunteer

Today we’re welcoming 5 new members to our celebrity cabinet. >> Press Release >> Returning Celebrity Members Here’s a highlight reel from our celebrity cabinet members’ activities over the past year: And without further ado, here are our 5 new members! Demi Lovato Julianne Hough   “I am honored to be a part of the [...]

Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you… [The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.] NEPAL: Diarrhea outbreak kills hundreds. Yes, you read that right. More than [...]

Gail McGovern: My Candy at the end of the Day

I’m new to writing blog posts, but I’m not new to reading them. I read lots of what you all write about our organization every day and I have a deep interest in social media. Today, I’d love to talk about the blogs I love to read and why. My candy at the end of [...]

My First Motorcycle Accident

This story was originally posted on morganlinton.com. We’d like to give a hearty, “way to go!” to everyone who’s Red Cross certified and ready. Do you have a story like Morgan’s? Share it with us in the comments.  Below is an excerpt: First – no, I was not riding a motorcycle and don’t think I [...]

Cross the Globe Podcast #6

     In this edition of Cross the Globe, we bring you two stories about young people that rose to the unusual challenges that they faced. Vasil Mavigadze (pictured), age 20, found himself leading all of the volunteers in the Red Cross Society of Georgia during the conflict between Georgia and Russia. Lindsey Nies, age 18, [...]

Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Welcometo the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you… [The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.] MONGOLIA: Red Crossers have been responding to heavy flooding in and around the [...]

Thailand: Part 3 of My SE Asian Adventure

I have visited Sri Lanka and the Maldives so far on this journey to document the impact the American Red Cross (through your kind donations) has had in communities affected by the 2004 tsunami. Here’s the third and final installment of my journey taken in Phuket, Thailand. I am exhausted but so grateful for this [...]

Navigating a Nonprofit through Turbulent Economic Waters

This is the speech President and CEO Gail McGovern gave at the National Press Club yesterday. Do you have additional questions for Gail? Leave them in the comments and we will try to get her answers in a future blog post.

President & CEO Gail McGovern Giving National Press Club Speech Today

UPDATE: Remarks as prepared  Our President and CEO Gail McGovern (you’ve seen a couple of blog posts from her right here – hopefully more to come soon!) is giving a speech at 1pm EDT today. We’ll get snippets of the speech up ASAP, but in the meantime you can follow @infobabe on Twitter (it’s Laura [...]

Cross the Globe Podcast #5

This episode showcases youth celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Red Cross in Solferino, Italy. >> Listen Now >> Episode 1-4 of Cross the Globe You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes by going to your iTunes store and searching in the podcast category for “Cross the Globe”