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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.

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 shelter at...

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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.