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2012-08-09 10:25:31

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) has just been awarded a five-year grant totaling $4.1 million to continue as one of 11 such federally funded centers of excellence for injury prevention research, education and outreach in the nation, according to the funding agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "We are very honored and excited to receive this generous funding from CDC," Jeff...

2011-08-31 12:13:00

Global Red Cross partners leverage local resources to help those impacted by famine WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced an additional $1.7 million contribution toward the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa, bringing the total contribution to $2.7 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) The Red Cross made this additional pledge because despite widespread relief efforts in the region, massive...

2011-08-25 17:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA, a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, has become a signatory to the Code of Conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent. Established by eight of the world's largest disaster response agencies in 1994, the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent establishes principles of impartiality and neutrality in providing humanitarian assistance....

2011-07-28 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced a pledge of up to $1 million for the evolving humanitarian crisis in eastern Africa, continuing its history of support to the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) With 2011 classified as the driest year on record in the eastern Horn of Africa, the health, livelihoods and food security of millions of Somalis, Ethiopians and Kenyans are at serious risk. "The need...

2011-04-28 13:15:00

MONTREAL, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today it has teamed up with the Canadian Red Cross to recruit and train corporate employees as disaster volunteers to help the agency respond to natural disasters. With a contribution of C$450,000, CN becomes a national sponsor of the Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) natural disaster preparedness program. RWTC is a workplace volunteer program in which the Red Cross trains and prepares employees of businesses who can be...

2011-04-13 07:00:00

GENEVA, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sphere Project, a broad humanitarian consortium promoting quality and accountability in the sector, will release a new version of its standards for humanitarian aid on 14 April 2011. The Sphere Handbook "Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response" is the most widely known and internationally recognized set of standards for humanitarian aid. Its two previous editions have been translated into more than 40 languages....

2011-03-11 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross stands ready and willing to assist following a magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami that affected other countries in the Pacific region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Japanese Red Cross Society has extraordinary disaster response capabilities, and has mobilized eleven teams to heavily-damaged communities to provide assessments and first aid and...

2011-03-02 17:00:00

American Red Cross sends $100,000 and staff to assist people fleeing Libya WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has sent a special team to Tunisia and pledged financial assistance to assist its partners within the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, who are providing humanitarian assistance along the Libyan border for those escaping the country's unrest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Local authorities...

2010-10-01 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has committed an initial $100,000 to relief efforts in Mexico, where record rainfall has devastated the country's southern states, causing deadly landslides and leaving some areas under water. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Mexican government has declared a state of disaster. Officials estimate as many as 100,000...

2010-01-16 16:50:00

American Red Cross President & CEO Gail McGovern to travel to Port-au-Prince Monday WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truckloads of Red Cross supplies arrived in Port-au-Prince today and thousands of responders are traveling the streets, providing water and first aid as well as finding lost loved ones and transporting people with serious injuries to nearby health facilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) "America's support - donations...