Latest Red Cross Disaster Services Stories

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...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'