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Fired Up for a Frozen Showdown

Wow! What an end to All Star Celebrity Apprentice. The last two contestants are standing and it’s Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette! Penn’s a great competitor, but we love Trace and the voice he’s given to disaster victims the last several weeks. All of us at the Red Cross are so proud of Trace and [...]

Surfing Report: Supermodels,Simulations, Shorelines, and S’More

Practice Makes Perfect! [Oregon Trail Red Cross] Now I know it’s more than just blood (Southeastern Michigan Red Cross] 3 year old boy donates [Northeast Indiana Red Cross] Supermodel Niki Taylor reaches out to blood donors who helped save her life [Atlanta Journal Constitution] Rusty fire hydrant planets [What does your nearest fire hydrant look [...]

Surfing Report: Makeovers, Tapirs, Casinos, and more

The Red Cross Gets a Makeover [Turn Out] Animal CPR Given to a Tapir [Huffington Post] To Save a Life, Odds Favor Defibrillators in Casinos [NPR] Letters from a Private  

Volunteer Connection

There has not been a day that has passed in my over dozen years with the Red Cross that I have not been touched, amazed and delighted by our volunteers. They are an integral part of our country’s fabric. Their dedication is felt in thousands of communities, from small towns like Latrobe, PA to large [...]

Celebrity Apprentice and the American Red Cross: Home of the Brave

I hope everyone enjoyed the first episode of Celebrity Apprentice as much as I did! I couldn’t wait to see how all the drama would unfold for our friend Trace Adkins and what would be in store for the American Red Cross and all the charities. It was awesome to see Trace step up as [...]

The American Red Cross loves its country boys

Laura Howe is a country music fan and reality tv junkie. In her spare time she works as the VP of Public Relations for the Red Cross. Here at the American Red Cross, we heart our celebrity spokespeople, and country music star Trace Adkins is busy busy busy! We’re really excited for this weekend when [...]

Surfing Report: Thank you and healing

Our Greatest Attribute [Huffington Post] Camcarriers Fit in Disaster Relief [Kitchen Biz] Wounded Warriors Take Part in Healing Arts Program [Stars & Stripes]

Surfing Report

A collection of links we found while surfing the web. See something we should include in the next surfing report? Leave a comment with the link.   When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth [The Oatmeal] Red Cross Baskets [Shorpy] The Cloud Helped [WSJ]  

#GivingTuesday is here

We’re one of the founding partners of #GivingTuesday. We are really excited about the idea of creating a holiday out of philanthropic giving. We made a plan, had a bunch of meetings, engaged our corporate partners. Then, Hurricane Sandy happened. We are incredibly grateful for your support. We still have a large relief operation ongoing [...]

Tweets of the Day

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered, donated, or otherwise supported the Red Cross during the Isaac relief effort. We still need your help!  DONATE