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Gail McGovern’s Georgetown Commencement Speech

Earlier this month, Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern gave the 2015 commencement speech to McDonough School of Business graduate students at Georgetown University. She had some great advice to share, and we wanted to share it with you! Hear Gail talk about her five keys to successful leadership and suggest to ask other leaders the [...]

Giving Day Countdown: One Week Left!

We’re always on the move at the Red Cross, even when disaster aren’t top of mind for everyone across the country. Just this month, Red Cross volunteers provided meals, relief supplies, shelter and helped people begin the recovery process in Nepal, Philadelphia and New York, and in numerous states affected by tornadoes and flooding. We couldn’t be there to [...]

Schedule a Donation and Get Your (Digital) Swag Starting Today!

One day can change a person’s life in a way they didn’t expect, in a way that left them feeling helpless. People like Kathy in Derby, Kansas, whose family survived a tornado: “The [Red Cross] gave me hope. They showed me the best in people.” Or Denise, who overcame a tragic house fire: “When you [...]

From the Archives for Women’s History Month: “Marjorie Bonynge and Volunteer Partnership in World War II”

Along with many other New York City residents, Marjorie Bonynge went to Pier 88 on West 49 Street to see the wreckage of the French liner which had caught fire and capsized while being converted into a U.S. troop transport. The burning of the ship in February 1942, just two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry [...]

Measles & My Sister

Emmi S. Herman is a writer and children’s book author who lives in Searingtown, New York. She wrote this piece in response to American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern’s Op-Ed, Measles Vaccinations: Saving Millions of Lives.   The measles robbed the landscape of our wonder years, broke in like a burglar and stole a normal [...]

Remembering Our First Date

Written by Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross My husband Don and I enjoyed a very special moment together earlier this month.  In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we celebrated our three decades-plus of marriage by commemorating the meal we shared together during our first date. Don was new [...]

The Ultimate Guide for Winter Weather Safety

As a winter storm threatens millions of people along the East Coast, the Red Cross has winter storm tips to help you ride out the storm safely. (And if you don’t have an emergency kit together, start with that!) In your house: If there’s a power outage, go to a designated public shelter to stay warm.  [...]

Seven Tips for Preventing the Flu

Marie Etienne, DNP, ARNP, PLNC is the chair of the International Nursing Committee of the American Red Cross. She is a specialist in family and pediatric nursing and is a professor of nursing at Miami Dade College.  Flu season is upon us, and now is the time to take steps that will help you avoid [...]

…and a Happy, Healthy New Year- Ebola Prevention Wishes for 2015

Catherine Kane is a senior communications officer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Based in Geneva, she was recently deployed to Sierra Leone to support beneficiary communications initiatives as part of the Red Cross response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. As we headed into a community in Freetown, Sierra Leone, [...]

What You Loved on Red Cross Social in 2014

As we close down 2014, we were going to cover the top 10 search terms you used to find our blog. But that basically simmered down to Captain Crunch, the Titanic, and squirrel photobombs. No joke. So instead, we dug into what social posts resonated with you this year. Was it the launch of our [...]