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2011-06-08 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wallow fire in southeast Arizona joins what is a growing number of American Red Cross relief operations that already includes ongoing flood and tornado responses across a large swath of the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "These disasters have brought so much destruction and heartbreak to our country," said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Red Cross Disaster Services. "But they've...

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...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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