We at the American Red Cross learned of the new CPR guidelines when everyone else did yesterday, so our experts are busy today reviewing this new research to determine an official stance.
If $1 was donated for every text made in a month by American teens, we could provide clean-up and comfort supplies for 100 families of 4.
We are closely monitoring the effects of Typhoon Megi. We’re in contact with the Philippine Red Cross, and are prepared to provide assistance if requested.
While it hasn’t received a lot of media coverage in the US, the 2010 hurricane season has been unusually hard on Mexico. Record rain levels and two major storms in recent weeks have flooded Mexico’s southern states, affecting an estimated 500,000 people.
Today is Blog Action Day 2010, and the theme this year is water. The basic need for clean water is patently obvious, but many of us who live in highly developed parts of the world take our access to clean water for granted. Read more about how Haiti and the Red Cross response helped provide some perspective on water needs worldwide.
Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications for the American Red Cross, participated in Red Cross efforts to prepare military families for emergencies earlier this month in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This was one of six family emergency preparedness events the Red Cross is doing this year with military families.
Like many others today, we have been watching the rescue of the Chilean miners with bated breath, hopeful for a safe and smooth operation. Meanwhile, our Chilean Red Cross counterparts have been providing much-needed support for the miners and their families these last few months.
“Your desk is some kind of protection – both symbolic and actually physical,” says design critic Alice Twemlow in this sweet little video about the role of desks in our lives.
Shake, rattle and roll with Red Cross volunteers in Los Angeles.
This Sunday will be 10/10/10- a day like any other, but also an occasion to celebrate the sheer amount of activity that happens in one day on earth. The American Red Cross is participating in this video project, in which submissions are taken from across the globe in an attempt to document just how much people’s actions can have an impact in just one day.