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The Long Beach Earthquake Eighty years ago, in April 1933, Southern California was recovering from a major earthquake that struck March 10. The quake hit at 5:54 p.m. and a series of aftershocks ensued. The epicenter of the quake was located about three miles off the coast of Newport Beach, but the greatest destruction occurred [...]

Red Cross Club FAQ

Read the introduction to this American Red Cross Club blog series here. How can I join an American Red Cross Club? First, find out if an American Red Cross Club (which I’ll abbreviate to “club” from this point forward) already exists at your high school, college, or university by contacting the Student Activities Office or [...]

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

Why zombie fascination is so alive [Stanford News] The ERV Was the Word [Chicago Tribune] Obligatory Harlem Shake video from a Red Cross college club [YouTube] Take the Human Test [ZeFrank YouTube] for a little first world humanitarian fun  

How Your World Can Change in a Moment’s Notice

This week, my work came full circle when I personally felt the incredible reach of the American Red Cross firsthand. For the past 10 years I have worked for Blood Services as a communicator and volunteered to deploy during disaster relief efforts. I have deployed 14 times during which I have responded to tornadoes, hurricanes [...]

Surfing Report

    A few Red Cross and mission related links we’ve found while surfing the web. The People vs Winter and How to win if you’re the people See the Good (a story about digital volunteers) Humanity in the midst of war Volcano Quartet erupts. How to win at volcano eruptions.  

How to Volunteer During a Disaster: Twitter Chat

Today (1/25) from 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern Time, some of our experts will be participating in a Twitter chat with the Disaster Distress Helpline and Points of Light teams to discuss volunteering during disasters. Join us by using the #TalkWithUs hashtag on Twitter! Tweets about “#talkwithus” One very important thing to note about [...]

Opening Our Eyes

Natreka Wallace is a peer educator for the Bahamas Red Cross HIV programs, working with her colleagues to increase disease and prevention awareness in their communities. Many national stakeholders have requested their assistance at various activities, including national HIV testing events, World AIDS Day activities, community health fairs and condom blitzing campaigns, including the Condomize! [...]