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Gas or Charcoal?

The Washington Post‘s Wonkblog recently covered Americans’ growing penchant for gas grills. But we’re sure some of you still love a good charcoal-fueled cookout. Whatever your grilling style, the American Red Cross has tips to help keep you, your family and your home safe. For charcoal enthusiasts: Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already [...]

I Think The Onion Has a Crush On Us…

I’m a huge fan of The Onion – it’s a great place to get some fake news and a giggle or two. However, I have recently noticed a growing trend of Red Cross specific articles… Allow me to present the following evidence showing that The Onion may in fact, have a not-so-secret crush on the [...]

Capturing the Hearts of American Teens with International Humanitarian Law

I think I may be turning into an IHL nerd (Does that exist? Like a band nerd?). I just got an e-book copy of the Geneva conventions. Soren, IHL Action Campaign Participant and New Roots Charter School Student via Facebook In a world of ever-decreasing attention spans and instant connectivity, it takes something special to [...]

Fourth of July Throwback: Service to the Armed Forces

This Fourth of July, we remember and commemorate all of the service members who sacrificed their comfort and freedom in order to serve our country. The American Red Cross has been a vital part of this story for more than 130 years – providing comfort and care for the wounded, ill and injured, but also [...]

One World [Cup], One Red Cross

The FIFA World Cup took the world by storm, and the American Red Cross scored great stories, videos and resources to fuel your soccer appetite. The Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has a distinction within the American Red Cross – they have had the most Restoring Family Links (RFL) cases of any chapter across the country for the past [...]

Around the Water Cooler: Latest News from the Red Cross

FATHER’S DAY A Father’s Day Story – H.T. Linke “The best thing about the Army was the people, all of us soldiers, working together as a team with a single focus, defending the nation,” said H.T Linke, Chapter Communication Consultant. “That’s kind of the way it is with the Red Cross too, people working together [...]

What Goes through a Red Crossers Mind While Watching Game of Thrones

I jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon a little late, but it happened to coincide with my new position at the American Red Cross. As I binge-watch to catch up, let’s relive seasons 1-4 through a Red Crosser’s inner monologue, featuring handy links to the real life Red Cross resources. Who knows – the [...]

Around the Watercooler: This Week at the Red Cross

  SERVICES TO THE ARMED FORCES Red Cross Retrospective – Workers Land on Normandy Beach Well before the invasion, the Red Cross was preparing for the clubmobile programs move to the continent. The task forces were to follow as close in the wake of the armed forces as military authorities would permit. They used the [...]

Is there a Shark in Your Pool?

By: Angela Beale, Ph.D. American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council  As a mother of four young children and an aquatics education specialist, I know first-hand that there’s nothing kids love more than a trip to the pool. But did you know that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), [...]

National Running Day!

In honor of National Running Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to blend my Red Cross knowledge and love of running into an exciting blog post to honor one of my favorite unofficial holidays. I try to run every year on National Running Day – it’s a day to reflect on a sport that [...]