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2014-08-18 16:27:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about...

2014-08-05 08:34:14

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the organization's national disaster and emergency preparedness efforts across the United States. "Bayer has been a long-time supporter of the important work of the American Red Cross," said Bayer Corporation President Philip Blake. "This donation is our way of helping the American Red Cross prepare and protect communities, including those in which...

2014-07-16 16:25:24

NASHUA, N.H., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, today announced it has raised $41,500--surpassing its original goal of $10,000--by offering free base licenses for its Kentico 8 integrated marketing solution to customers that donated a minimum of $100 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/SF23337LOGO) A total of 272...

2014-06-30 23:07:29

Assistance Critical to Enabling Red Cross to Respond to Disasters in the United States Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The American Red Cross today recognized National Grid USA, headquartered in Waltham, MA, for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Annual Disaster Giving Program. Members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet...

2014-06-11 00:22:40

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching six free Spanish-language apps for disasters and home emergencies with simple lifesaving information that will help keep families safe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO "The free Red Cross Spanish-language apps make mobile devices a lifeline for emergency information for families," said Dom Tolli, vice president, product development, Preparedness, Health and Safety...

2014-05-19 04:20:55

GENEVA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC [http://www.ifrc.org/en ]) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA [http://www.ifpma.org ]) launch today, during a side event at the 67th World Health Assembly, a global initiative, called '4 Healthy Habits'. This innovative partnership will provide Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers information and tools to change...

2014-05-16 12:23:07

Progress Report Shows Help and Support One Year After Deadly Storms WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today released a progress report on its work to help people and communities in Oklahoma rebuild and recover since a series of deadly tornadoes hit the state last May. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The Oklahoma Tornados One-Year Update describes the response of the Red Cross immediately after the storms, its work to support...

2014-05-07 12:30:12

The World's Largest Humanitarian Organization Deploys EmpowerID, the All-In-One Identity Management Platform DUBLIN, Ohio, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EmpowerID, the all-in-one Identity Management and Cloud Security platform designed for people, today announced that the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has successfully completed the deployment of EmpowerID at their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The IFRC serves 187 member societies from more...

2014-05-06 08:36:05

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six months after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, the American Red Cross continues to deliver the right help at the right time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO In its six-month report, the American Red Cross describes the work that has been done and outlines the move to longer term recovery efforts. Thanks to generous donations, those affected by this devastating event continue to receive...

2014-04-28 12:36:21

As severe weather threat continues, people should prepare and use free app alerts WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is helping people in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday's devastating tornadoes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO More than 200 people spent Sunday night in shelters in Arkansas that were opened or supported by Red Cross workers. The Red Cross is also providing health and mental...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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