American Red Cross
02/17/2017 at 20:16. Facebook
"I was scared to death, so I packed up my car and headed to the Red Cross shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico.” Magen and fellow shelter residents are supported by hundreds of Red Cross disaster workers, including John and Julie Stone of San Diego. Both Magen and the Stones left their homes because of the evacuation -- read stories from both sides of the event on Red Cross Chat:
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American Red Cross
02/17/2017 at 16:50. Facebook
It’s not every day that you receive a thank you card as meaningful as this. Sixth-grader Jacqueline dedicates this one to blood donors—they came through for her when she needed it the most. Read her story and learn how you can donate blood and platelets at redcrossblood.org.
American Red Cross
02/16/2017 at 17:48. Facebook
Leaving your home at a moment's notice can be difficult and scary. Read the stories of a few people who did just that earlier this week due to the evacuations in California. #OrovilleDam For more stories and information on how you can help, please visit: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
American Red Cross
02/15/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
Marcey and Dan Whiteside met on a blind date in 1966. Fifty years later they are still a perfect match for each other, and for the Red Cross. Today, the couple volunteers with the Red Cross at a Military Entry Processing Station (MEPS) in Pennsylvania. Read how they've served the Red Cross and the military across the country: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
American Red Cross
02/15/2017 at 17:18. Facebook
Together, with our partners, we supported over 1,500 people in 16 shelters last night. While evacuations have been lifted, rain is in the forecast and we are remaining active with volunteers and supplies to assist with community needs. Here we visit a shelter in Chico, California. Read more: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
American Red Cross
02/14/2017 at 19:58. Facebook
In California as many as 4,800 residents were in 28 Red Cross and community shelters this morning. We're preparing to shelter and provide meals to thousands more in the upcoming days. Find out how we're providing comfort and support to those evacuated from their homes: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
American Red Cross
02/13/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
Update: Evacuations continue in California, with more than 2,200 in shelters overnight as a spillway of the nation’s tallest dam in Oroville threatens failure. Please follow the American Red Cross of Northeastern California and American Red Cross of Sierra-Delta Facebook pages for regular updates. If you are looking for a shelter location in the state, please visit: [ Rdcrss.org Link ] More...
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Severe weather has Red Cross workers responding to disasters across the country, including this week’s tornado damage in southern Louisiana and flooding out west. More than 360 Red Cross disaster staff and volunteers are deployed to multiple response scenes, helping people impacted by these emergency situations. Check out the latest update on our disaster response activities: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
In honor of African American History Month, we'd like to recognize Dr. Charles Drew, the first medical director of the American Red Cross.

Did you know Dr. Drew was a surgeon and modern blood banking pioneer? He is credited with helping to save lives during World War II because of his research about the storage and shipment of blood plasma.

Learn more about Dr. Drew and how others...
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Humanitarian aid should not be a target. But all too often, it is.

Our hearts go out to the families of our International Committee of the Red Cross colleagues who were killed in Afghanistan yesterday. The team was on their way to deliver much-needed livestock materials for people affected by snowstorms in Jawzan province. We are also mourning the loss of a Red Crescent staff member killed...
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As many of you have heard on the news, terrible tornadoes ripped through areas of the southeast, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. We are on the ground in these communities assisting the many families devastated by this disaster. If you have been impacted and have questions, please call 1-800-REDCROSS.
Tis the season for the flu bug! The flu is being felt in large numbers across the country, so it's critical to take proper precautions now to help you avoid getting sick. This little guy has some great tips to help prevent the spread of the flu, should you catch a bug.. [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
We’re excited to partner with The Rachael Ray Show for a Red Cross blood drive! Tune in Tues., Feb. 7 to see a special guest roll up a sleeve and learn more about the importance of donating blood. Check your local listings to find out which channel and time it airs in your area: rach.tv/1yu4FNP
Take a page from our playbook before today's big game. #EndHomeFires
When beloved football coach, Werner Kleeman, was in need of blood donations to help treat his leukemia, the community in which he had dedicated a long career to teaching, coaching and inspiring was quick to answer the call. [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
Please join us in wishing our five teammates a safe journey and much success as they deploy to our offices in Kuwait and Djibouti. They'll be working to provide the various services that our men and women in uniform have come to expect from the Red Cross, including relaying emergency communications, hosting events and visiting troops at the installations' medical facilities.
Right now, there are more refugees than at any point in recorded history. As families search for safety, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are providing lifesaving aid along borders, migratory routes, and in their home countries: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]
Work continues in several states struck by tornadoes and severe storms more than a week ago. In hard hit areas like Albany, Georgia, Cissy Barfield is among the many residents working alongside her neighbors and community to begin the recovery process. More than 500 Red Cross workers from across the country have responded to help affected communities with shelter, food, supplies, and emotional...
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Last weekend, severe storms and tornadoes struck several Southern states. Since that time more than 500 Red Cross workers have been providing disaster relief to affected communities, setting up shelters, working with community partners to serve more than 30,000 meals and snacks, and providing more than 8,000 relief items. To learn more about the ongoing relief efforts and how to help, visit [...
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After moving back to the Midwest, this Red Crosser had some tasks in mind to set up her new household that were just as critical as that first grocery trip: [ Rdcrss.org Link ]