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What We’re Reading

Have you found any links on your internet travels that might affect the Red Cross? Let us see them in the comments.

A Cool Decision

We get letters from amazing kids. Thanks Valerie – you did make a cool decision.

Where did charity come from?

A new entry on MetaFilter offers various links searching for the origin of altruism. A new study suggests that humanity’s sense of fair play and kindness towards strangers is determined by culture, not genetics. Speculation: the finding may be directly related to the rise of religion in human history, as well as more complex economies. [...]

World Water Day

Happy International World Water Day! According to the official World Water Day website, International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Haiti: Video Diary from Mat Morgan

Mat’s second-to-last video update from Haiti. Comment below with any questions or feedback for Mat’s last update before he leaves Haiti…

CNN iReport: Aerial View of Red River Flooding in Fargo

You can find out how we’re supporting communities along the Red River through Sunday’s crest at the Disaster Online Newsroom.

Comparing the Chile and Haiti Earthquakes

Thanks to Rachel Weidinger for pointing to this infographic by Good, Inc. Stay updated on how the American Red Cross is providing relief to survivors in Haiti and Chile.

Spring Floods

For information about how we’re helping those affected by spring floods (especially along the Red River) and how to prepare for and deal with flooding yourself, please visit the Disaster Online Newsroom. For more flood info, visit http://floodsmart.gov

CAPTCHA: eruption prepared

Best CAPTCHA ever. Found by the oh so social team from our Oregon Trail Chapter. Find out how to prepare for a volcano (you never know).

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. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling of the larger and/or more intriguing aspects of our global work… [The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea [...]