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2011-06-03 09:54:00

Tiffany Circle members to hear from Japanese leaders WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, a group of women leaders and philanthropists, will attend the fifth annual national summit June 5-6 at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Founded in 2007, the Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists from 75 different communities...

2011-06-01 11:47:00

Workers continue to help tornado victims in Midwest, South WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding as rising rivers force people from their homes in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and Red Cross workers are preparing for additional flooding in several other northwestern states as rivers threaten to overflow their banks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) More than 200 people spent Tuesday night in Red...

2011-05-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and World Reconstruction Conference organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction kicked off in Geneva on May 11. The theme of the event is "Invest Today for Safer Tomorrow", aiming at facilitating the building of communities of resilience through promoting more rational resource allocation. The event brought together representatives from 175...

2011-05-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Second WCSDF co-organized by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the People's Government of Chengdu, Sister Cities International (SCI) and World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA) is slated for Aug 11-13, 2011 in Chengdu, China. The theme for the Forum is "Development and Cooperation among Cities: Building Livable Cities for Humanity". This is an international event on sustainable city...

2011-05-25 12:14:00

Latest storms add to growing roster of relief operations; 29 in 22 states since March 31 WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After another round of severe weather in the Midwest, the American Red Cross has expanded relief operations into Oklahoma, and is continuing to ramp up services in Joplin, Missouri. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) As tornado warnings were broadcast Tuesday evening, the number of people staying in the Red Cross...

2011-05-23 11:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just hours after a series of devastating tornadoes swept through the Midwest last night, the American Red Cross opened shelters in Missouri and Minnesota to help those whose homes were damaged or destroyed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Our thoughts and sympathies are with those who lost loved ones or have suffered through these deadly storms," said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president, Red...

2011-05-23 12:19:00

Military members and their families now need just one phone number for emergency communications WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the military community, the American Red Cross today announced that it will move to a single telephone number for its emergency communication services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Beginning June 13, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. EDT, all military members and their...

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,...

2011-04-29 12:06:00

Support for Japan earthquake and tsunami response and recovery now $133 million WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today committed another $30 million to the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief and recovery efforts, bringing the organization's total contribution to $133.5 million. The latest donation to the Japanese Red Cross followed a four-day visit to Japan by Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. (Logo:...

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...


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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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