It’s been 140 years since Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, and the need to alleviate human suffering hasn’t changed. How we meet that need, however, is ever-evolving. In …
How Fire Sensors are Making a Difference in Kenyan, South African Communities
This post was written by Abi Weaver, Director of the Global Technology Project, American Red Cross. Earlier this year, we extended the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign overseas. And …
Teens Totally Text Tons
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.
I can’t smell danger
We’re working here at the Red Cross on how we might use technology and social communities to help you be prepared for anything.
There’s a Map for That: Our New Shelter Location Feed
Today we launched our much anticipated (internally anyway) shelter feed! It’s a Google map that is automatically updated every 30 minutes with shelter location and population information from our chapters.
Organizing Armaggedon: Wired Magazine Explores Haiti Response
Wired Magazine just published an in-depth look at the challenge of rapidly bringing in and distributing massive quantities of food, medicine, shelter, and supplies to a place where the infrastructure …
Tweets We’re Reading
You all probably know you can track what we’re up to by following @RedCross on Twitter. You can also follow local Red Cross chapters and blood regions @RedCross/local and individual …