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2011-12-19 09:36:00

At home and across the globe, Red Cross relief efforts large part of the scene. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross helped hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were forever changed by disasters in 2011, from tornadoes, floods, wildfires and hurricanes in the U.S. to earthquakes and other disasters around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Throughout the year, the American Red Cross supported the...

2011-09-08 11:16:00

Relief Efforts Continue for Texas Wildfires, Hurricane Irene WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is sheltering and feeding people in 10 states who are being forced to leave their homes as major flooding hits the East Coast and fires tear through Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Days of steady rain have dropped more than a foot of rain in some areas of Pennsylvania and New York, compounding the problems caused...

2011-08-25 13:22:00

Residents urged to heed evacuation orders. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Irene is headed toward the East Coast and the American Red Cross is mobilizing disaster workers and equipment along much of the eastern seaboard to help those in the path of this powerful storm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Hurricane Irene is predicted to be the largest storm to hit the East Coast in more than 70 years, and could threaten several...

2011-08-23 12:46:00

Residents urged to finalize their storm preparations now. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall along the eastern shores later this week with winds gusting as high as 150 mph, and the American Red Cross is getting ready for a full East Coast response by preparing shelters for evacuees, pre-positioning numerous emergency response vehicles and disaster supplies, and mobilizing disaster workers to parts of the country expected to...

2011-08-22 11:36:00

Additional $15 million donation means that almost 88 percent of U.S. pledges have been sent to Japan in less than six months WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today contributed an additional $15 million to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its investments in the country's disaster recovery to nearly $260 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Less than six months since the earthquake and tsunami struck, about 88...

2011-06-10 12:29:00

In less than three months, 80 percent of U.S. donations have been sent to Japan with millions more on the way WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is making another $46 million donation to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its contributions to date to nearly $210 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "I offer you my heart-felt gratitude for your concern, encouragement and assistance," said Tadateru Konoe,...

2011-05-13 10:10:00

Donations for earthquake and tsunami response will be used to help homeless, sick and elderly WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is making another $30 million donation to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its contributions to date to more than $160 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Japanese Red Cross announced a $350 million long-term recovery plan supported by donations from its international partners,...

2011-04-05 15:21:00

Red Cross disaster efforts span 13 states in just the past week WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Red Cross is responding across the South after severe spring storms affected hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. At the same time, Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground in North Dakota and Minnesota as the Red River continues to rise. In fact, since late March, the Red Cross...

2010-02-12 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued a one-month progress report on its efforts to provide food, water, relief supplies, shelter, healthcare, family services and other assistance since the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Every day since the earthquake, we have been focused on getting aid into the hands of those who need it most," said Gail McGovern, president and chief...

2009-09-17 13:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the need for assistance for the victims of the Southern California Station wildfire, Capital Gold Group, Inc. has made a corporate donation to support the much needed efforts of the Red Cross. The Station wildfire, one of the largest in Southern California history, is now 93 percent contained. With over 250 square miles burned and 78 homes destroyed, hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes. The Red Cross provided shelter,...