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Meaningful Tweets

As the Red Cross social team, we feel so lucky to see all your heartfelt, personal and sometimes downright funny tweets from behind the scenes. We thought we’d bring some of our favorites to light and share some “meaningful tweets” that we’ve seen over the years. Stay tuned for more special meaningful tweets in the months [...]

Free and Easy Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If Father’s Day snuck up on you this year, or you’re looking to save some cash, we’ve rounded up our top free and fairly easy ideas for Father’s Day, 2015. IDEAS FOR DAD Download our apps for his phone to stay safe and connected. Steal his phone (temporarily!) to help him access a wealth of [...]

Texas Flooding Recovery: Stories from Red Cross Volunteers

Content in the “Overcoming Challenges to Deliver a Hot Meal and a Smile” section written by Michele Maki, American Red Cross, Central & South Texas Region  The American Red Cross has been busy the past few weeks helping residents of Texas and surrounding states recover from severe weather, including flooding that hit many communities. Red Cross [...]

Giving Day Is Here!

Giving Day has arrived! Visit the Giving Day website to donate and stand together – All In 1 Day – so that every day, when needed, neighbors in your community will not be alone. When you give to the American Red Cross, you are delivering help and hope to people when they need it most. [...]

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 [...]