A Lifetime of Serving His Country
Veterans Day affords us all an opportunity to take a moment to recognize and thank those men and women who have served our country. Formerly known as Armistice Day to honor veterans of the First World War, and later changed Veterans day, this national holiday is a day of remembrance to honor the servicemen and women.
Impacting Indonesian Communities Through Psychosocial Training
Sanusi Ismail is a busy philosophy professor in Indonesia's Aceh province; he is also a survivor of last December's tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Having lost four family members, Sanusi knows firsthand the difficulties faced by hundreds of thousands of his fellow residents.
Community Takes Care of Its Own
Residents in Evansville proudly refer to themselves as a “typical Midwestern town,” demonstrating their commitment to their neighbors and their community by coming together in a spectacular fashion to help others so profoundly affected by last Sunday’s tornado.
Home Fire Safety Makes Good Sense Year-round
This year the nation’s attention has been focused on the massive destruction and human suffering caused by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, but Americans need to remember that personal disasters and residential fires are happening every day in our communities.
Evansville Begins Cleanup After Tornado
Immediately after a devastating tornado tore a 20 mile path through Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky on Sunday, local American Red Cross chapters sprang into action to support their shocked neighbors.
Pakistani earthquake victims need more aid to come in quickly
“Eid Mubarak!” people say to each other on a traditional day of festivity in Pakistan. However there are no happy faces during family reunions this time, if there is a reunion at all.
Deadly Tornado Strikes Indiana, Kentucky
Residents along the Indiana-Kentucky border are cleaning up today after a massive tornado moved through the region around 2 am on Sunday morning, killing at least 22 people and injuring hundreds of others.
Putting Compassion in Action
The American Red Cross strives to turn financial gifts into action as quickly as possible to get help to those people who need it the most.
Wilma Relief Work Continues in Florida
The American Red Cross continues to shelter evacuees in Florida as more heavy rains this week compound the damage caused by Hurricane Wilma and continue to prevent people from returning to their homes.
Red Cross Races to Deliver Aid in Pakistan as Winter Approaches
Nearly one month after the Oct. 8 earthquake left almost 3 million homeless near the Kashmir region on the border of Pakistan and India, Red Cross relief workers race against the weather and terrain to reach the injured, ill and those who are most vulnerable in the remote mountainous communities of this southern Asia region.
Summit Joins Leaders in Government, Non-Profit and Professional Sectors to Discuss Public Health Concerns
The TIME Global Health Summit in New York sponsored in part by the American Red
Cross and featuring leaders from government, non-profit and business sectors,
highlighted major health concerns across the globe including avian flu, HIV/AIDS
and water sanitation issues.
Measles Deaths Reduced by 60 Percent in Africa
At TIME Magazine’s Global Health Summit in New York, the American Red Cross, along with its other founding partners and supporters of the Measles Initiative, today announced an astounding 60 percent drop in measles cases and deaths in Africa since 1999.
Red Cross Relief in the Florida Keys
While virtually all the tourists followed the mandatory evacuation order to
leave the Florida Keys when Hurricane Wilma threatened the islands, most
residents remained behind to weather the storm and its powerful surge.
Red Cross Continues Wilma Relief Efforts
The American Red Cross continues its response to Hurricane Wilma across Florida today, as power is slowly restored to some areas and frustrated residents turn out for food, water and shelter.