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2010-03-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Morgan as its first Executive Director. As Executive Director, Ms. Morgan will be responsible for continuing to make GNI a leading voice in defending and promoting freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology industry worldwide. Ms. Morgan comes to GNI at a pivotal time and will be focused on advancing GNI's goals,...

2010-02-27 15:07:00

Commits Initial $50,000 to Chile Relief and Prepares for Tsunami in Hawaii WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding to the strong 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, making $50,000 available for relief operations in Chile while also helping people in Hawaii prepare for a possible tsunami. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) The Red Cross regional disaster management center in Panama is in contact with 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...

2010-02-11 09:44:00

More than 3 million people have texted "HAITI" to 90999 to make a $10 donation WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of cell phone users have made $10 donations to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund by sending the word "Haiti" to 90999, raising a record-shattering $32 million in mobile giving for the ongoing relief efforts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The mobile giving program was established...

2010-01-28 14:03:00

Tens of millions spent or committed for key priorities of food, water and shelter WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an operation that has involved more emergency response teams than any other single-country disaster in global Red Cross history, the American Red Cross has so far spent or committed more than $67 million to meet the most urgent needs of earthquake survivors in Haiti. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The American Red Cross...

2010-01-22 17:27:00

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the destruction and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, The Advertising Council and the American Red Cross today launched a national television public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim McGraw, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-01-21 12:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the holiday weekend, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) rallied its player community and raised $25,000 to donate to the American Red Cross' aid efforts in Haiti in the wake of last week's tragedy. "In just three days we were able to reach our goal of $25,000 and it's all because of the generosity of our players," said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. "They really stepped up for a good cause and we're proud to lend support...

2010-01-18 16:15:00

President & CEO Gail McGovern to travel to Port-au-Prince Tuesday WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outside the damaged American Red Cross office in Croix Deprez, volunteers from Haiti and around the world are working side-by-side to clean and stitch wounds amidst the earthquake's rubble. Outreach teams are also traveling through the neighborhood camps today, providing basic relief items, such as tarps, blankets, jerry cans for water and hygiene supplies. (Logo:...

2010-01-16 17:58:00

National PSA to run in all playoff games this Weekend on Fox and CBS WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) are donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The NFL and its network partners will run pregame and in-game messages during the weekend's playoff games valued at $1.5 million to promote donations. In addition, NFL owners and players are making their own...

2009-12-15 07:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today announced the launch of a new multimedia web documentary -- "Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope" -- produced jointly to mark the fifth anniversary of the worst natural disaster in living memory, the Indian Ocean Tsunami. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) Combining powerful imagery by award-winning Reuters...


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