We’ve often talked about our 3 steps to preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. These steps go a long way towards keeping you and your family safe, but there’s another step that you can take to help keep your entire community safe: Give Blood.
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Winter Weather Forecast Across the Country
Severe winter weather is expected in many areas of the U.S. this week. Red Cross chapters are prepared to respond, providing shelter, food, and other assistance as needed.
Red Cross and Seventeen Encourage CPR Training
The February issue of Seventeen magazine hit the shelves yesterday, and there’s a special mission inside of it!
Happy Birthday, Holley!
High School senior Holley Cunningham turns 18 today. As she has since her ninth birthday, she threw herself a birthday project instead of a party. Because it is her last birthday before going away to college, she added a special element to her annual plan — instill in other teenagers the spirit of giving. Thus, the birth of Leave a Legacy of Service: Give, Love, Serve.
Honoring Our Volunteers
At the Red Cross, volunteers are the steam that keeps our humanitarian service engine running. From our Hometown Heroes programs carried out by the chapters, to our most prestigious national volunteer awards, we try to recognize their efforts and immeasurable contribution to our work.
Holiday Mail for Heroes 2010
Holiday Mail For Heroes is back for a fourth year! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will collect holiday cards from regular citizens all across the country and distribute them to service members, veterans, and their families.
CPR Changes Lives
Today, the American Red Cross announced that it will train 5 million people in hands-only CPR in 2011. Hands-only (or “compression only”) CPR is easy to learn and- if used in an emergency situation by a bystander- can vastly improve chances of survival for someone suffering cardiac arrest.
Red Cross Reaches Flood Survivors in Vietnam with Ox Carts
Vietnam has been inundated by two major storms in recent weeks. With more than 100 dead and a half million people affected, the American Red Cross has committed $30,000 to …
Red Cross Experts Reviewing the New CPR Guidelines
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.
Red Cross Contributes Additional $200,000 to Support Mexico Flood Relief
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.