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.
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.
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.
If you’ve been lucky enough to discover this year’s Best Comedy Emmy winner, you know laughter rumbles through the crowd for each episode of Modern Family. This week’s earthquake episode was no exception – though the title subject can be no laughing matter if you’re caught unprepared.
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. As a proud member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, and as someone who has personally been affected by a home fire, I’d like to encourage everyone to check out these Red Cross Fire Prevention Safety Tips in recognition of October as National Fire Prevention month.
[Video] Last Friday, a sudden storm hit Port-au-Prince and destroyed a number of emergency shelters.
Red Cross celebrity cabinet member LL Cool J was spotted yesterday on the Lopez Tonight show wearing a Red Cross pin. He was promoting NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Tuesday night at …
Poor urban dwellers are most vulnerable to disasters, are you ready to evacuate?, and Tropical Storm Lisa forms in the Atlantic.
This is a post written by Jackie Mitchell, Director of Marketing and Communications at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. Jackie was deployed to Cape Cod in advance of …