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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 [...]

Twilight Fan?

Little, Brown and Company publishing will donate $1 of each book sold from the first print of the high profile vampire novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

Make Preparedness a Family Project

We’ve teamed up with Clorox to promote preparedness this month, with actress Raven-Symoné at the helm. This summer, while kids are out of school, you can take the opportunity to get the family involved with making a kit and a plan.

American Red Cross Offers Aid to Central America after Tropical Storm Agatha

A deluge of rain from tropical storm Agatha has flooded communities and caused hundreds of landslides in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. In response, Red Cross volunteers and experts are now assisting tens of thousands of people that have been displaced. Soon after the rain began, more than one thousand responders with the Red Cross [...]

Billy Bob Thornton for Nashville

A PSA for Nashville flood relief narrated by Billy Bob Thornton. Written/Produced by Zac Adams. Edited by Bill Cornelius. Music by Cody Westheimer.

What We’re Reading

Kirstie Alley and the Real Housewives talk CPR, an Australian publicly waxes his body for the Red Cross, hundreds watch a live stream CPR course from our Oregon Trail chapter, and oh, Uncle Billy.

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 [...]

Save Me, Clara is the Song of the Day

Last week NPR featured The Dimes’ Save Me, Clara as their song of the day. The song is a tribute to our founder Clara Barton. Send a quick thanks out to @thedimes on Twitter for honoring Clara in this way.

CPR/AED Awareness Week

Today is the first day of CPR/AED Awareness Week! Here at the Red Cross, we talk every day about the importance of getting trained for emergencies. However, this week we want to turn the spotlight on our readers and give you all a chance to share your thoughts on preparedness.