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Red Cross Opens Service Centers in MN/WI Flood Areas

August 25, 2007 - Red Cross Meeting with Families One-on-One to Determine Needs

 

Red Cross at the Minnesota State Fair

August 23, 2007 - A Bridge Memorial, Blood Drives and Blood Pressure Checks Highlight Red Cross Events At the Fair

 

Red Cross Responds to Minnesota-Wisconsin Floods August 24, 2007 - Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers deployed to help, Register as Safe & Well and How You Can Help Now

 

Flags Lowered to Half Staff at Red Cross Headquarters August 8, 2007 - Red Cross Volunteers & Staff Commemorate Those Lost One Block Away

 

Red Cross Response to the 35W Bridge Collapse August 7, 2007

 

Coping with Disaster - Tips for Children and Adults August 7, 2007 - No matter what your age, there are a number of things you can do to help cope with disaster.

 

Twin Cities Red Cross Responds to 35W Bridge Collapse Red Cross providing mass care, mental health counseling and more to those on scene.

 

39 Cities Sign On To "GET READY" Campaign

See if your city is on the list.

 

Red Cross Public Safety Education Programs Re-Certified July 26, 2007 - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board approval valid through July 21, 2009.

 

Kevin Brown Appointed Chief Operating Officer July 26, 2007 - Kevin will oversee all six lines of the American Red Cross business, including Biomedical Services, Service to Armed Forces, Response, International Services, Chapters, and Preparedness and Health and Safety Services.

 

American Red Cross to Assist Flood Relief Efforts in Sudan July 26, 2007 - Nathan Cooper departs for the region today.

 

Get Ready for a Heat Wave July 23, 2007 - Stay Safe with Red Cross Heat Wave Safety Tips

 

"Women of Spirit" Award July 19, 2007 - Nearly $13,000 raised at benefit dinner for the Twin Cities Red Cross.

 

New Appointments to Red Cross Board of Directors July 18, 2007 - Tom Heffelfinger shares his enthusiasm to re-join the Red Cross.

 

Red Cross in the News

July 17, 2007 - Star Tribune.

 

Busy Weekend for Red Cross Disaster Response July 16, 2007 - Between July 12th and July 16th the Red Cross has responded to four fires.

 

Rain is a Fundraising Challenge for Red Cross in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas July 16, 2007 - Flooding is making it hard for the Red Cross to fundraise in support of the disaster relief opperation.

 

Red Cross in the News July 14, 2007 - KARE 11.

 

Red Cross in the News July 13, 2007 - KSTP.

 

Red Cross Responding to Plymouth Oaks Apartment Fire July 12, 2007 -  30 units affected - volunteers on scene helping those affected by disaster

 

July 4th Brings No Vacation from Disasters July 3, 2007 - American Red Cross workers, community members and emergency responders band together during this holiday week.

 

Red Cross Volunteers Deploy for Kansas Flooding July 2, 2007 - Fourteen volunteers from the Twin Cities Chapter

 

KMSP Coverage of Red Cross Urgent Appeal for Donations June 20, 2007 - Local disaster relief fund in need of donations following last weeks apartment building fire in Burnsville.

 

Red Cross Assistance Exceeds $30,000 in Burnsville Fire June 15, 2007 - Twin Cities Area Chaper is asking for donations.

 

Raven Hill Apartment Fire June 15, 2007 - Red Cross responds.

 

Poll Reveals Americans Unprepared for Disaster June 13, 2007 - Only 7% of Americans "Get Ready" for a disaster or emergency. 

 

Philanthropists Donate to Red Cross Tiffany Circle June 13, 2007 - Local women travel to Washington DC for innagural celebration.

 

White House Reappoints McElveen-Hunter June 13, 2007 - Yesterday the White House announced that President Bush intends to reappoint Bonnie McElveen-Hunter as Chairman of the American Red Cross Board of Governors.

 

Suffering Continues Amidst Conflict in Afghanistan June 12, 2007 - Reto Stocker, the ICRCs head of delegation in Kabul, clarifies the current situation and explains why there is still so much left to do in Afghanistan.

 

Associated Press Reports 2 Red Cross Workers Killed in Lebanon June 11, 2007 - Mortar shell kills two Red Cross workers and critically injures a third.

 

New Scam Targeting Military Spouses May 29, 2007 - Scam gives false information to military families.

 

International Red Cross Response in Lebanon May 27, 2007 - The plight of civilians inside the Nahr el-Bared camp in northern Lebanon remains a source of great concern for the ICRC.

 

CENTRO Recognized as Outstanding Multicultural Authorized Provider May 24, 2007 - CENTRO trains members of the Twin Cities Hispanic community. 

 

Red Cross / Red Crescent Center on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness

May 22, 2007 - Partnership to reduce the damage done by the impacts of climate change and severe weather events.

 

Nominations Sought for Women of Spirit Award

The Red Cross is partnering with Mortons The Steakhouse to recognize exceptional community volunteers.

 

International Disaster Response May 22, 2007 - American Red Cross responds to a tornado in northern Mexico.

 

Touching Lives Luncheon a Success! May 18, 2007 - Event transformed the Minneapolis Depot into a Red Cross shelter.

 

Plymouth Girl Receives Award of Excellence May 18, 2007 - Red Cross training helped 10-year-old stay calm during gas leak.

 

Lemonade Stand Aids Tornado Victims May 18, 2007 - 9-year-old Edina girl raises $5,000 for residents of Greensburg, Kansas.

 

President Signs Legislation to Modernize American Red Cross Governance

May 11, 2007 - Legislation enhances governance oversight and transparency.

 

Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Kansas May 9, 2007 - Minnesotans aid those affected by weekend storms.

 

Transportation Services Wins 2 National Awards

May 9, 2007 - Twin Cities Red Cross earns recognition for volunteer service.

 

World Red Cross Day May 4, 2007 - Chapters around the world will be recognized May 8, 2007.

 

Red Cross Joins the Fight Against Malaria April 24, 2007 - Malaria Awareness Day is April 25, 2007.

 

American Red Cross Appoints New President and CEO April 18, 2007 - Mark Everson is approved as the new President and CEO of the American Red Cross.

 

Get Ready for Summer! Sign up for Red Cross Swimming Lessons Today

April 16, 2007 -  Red Cross swimming and lifeguarding classes are available throughout the Twin Cities.

 

Mass Feeding Training April 13, 2007 - Students will prepare hundreds of meals in mobile kitchens.

 

Get Ready for Severe Weather April 9, 2007 - Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9-13, 2007

 

American Red Cross Responds to Solomon Islands Tsunami April 4, 2007 - $50,000 donated for immediate relief and long term needs.

 

Farmington Students and the Measles Initiative March 29, 2007 - Farmington Middle School students fundraise to help youth in Africa.

 

Red Cross Day at the Capitol March 26, 2007 -  In celebration of Red Cross month chapters from across the state convened in St. Paul for Red Cross Day at the Capitol. 

 

Get Ready! New Red Cross Course Catalog Available

March 23, 2007 - First Aid, CPR/AED, Swimming Lessons, Nurse Assistant Training and More!

 

ASL Interpreters Join Red Cross March 22, 2007 - Sign language interpreters available to assist at local disasters.

 

CPR Study March 16, 2007 - A new study states cardiac arrest victims survived with good brain function if they received compressions only without rescue breaths.

 

Darfur: ICRC president demands improved security ICRC president, Jakob Kellenberger, has urged parties in Darfur to respect international humanitarian law (IHL) and to restore security.

 

Malaria Prevention and Education Program Malaria is a preventable and curable disease yet it kills more than one million people a year, most of them children in Africa

 

Get Ready with Fire Safety Tips

March 8, 2007 - Recent fires illustrate the importance of preparedness.

 

"Get Involved" at the Auto Show

March 1, 2007 - Get free admission and be reimbursed for parking in exchange for volunteering to help at the Auto Show blood drive.

 

Call Our Phone Line to Check the Status of Classes

February 28, 2007 - You can get the latest information on Red Cross classes including any cancellations due to the weather by calling 612-872-3245.

 

Get Ready with Red Cross Winter Storm Tips

February 28, 2007 - With a second winter storm headed toward Minnesota the Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross reminds the public to "Get Ready" for severe weather conditions.

 

Get Involved This Valentines Day

February 14, 2007 - Commit to volunteering with your sweetie

 

Red Cross Winter Survivor Challenge Winner

February 2, 2007 - Contestants sleep through sub-zero temps!

 

Look to American Red Cross "Safe and Well" Website for Florida Storm Victims

February 2, 2007 - Family and friends can register and search for loved ones.

 

Red Cross Winter Survivor Challenge

January 23, 2007 - Survivors will spend 8 days and 7 nights on Harriet Island during the St. Paul Winter Carnival

 

Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Missouri

January 19, 2007 - Minnesotans aid those affected by the ice storm

 

Red Cross Hosts Public Safety Summit

January 18, 2007 - Officials learn about "2007 The Year to Get Ready."

 

Red Cross Authorized Provider Recognized

January 17, 2007 - The Early Childhood Resource and Training Center has been recognized as an outstanding Multicultural Outreach Program Authorized Provider.

 

Red Cross Community Challenge is launched!

January 5, 2007 - Twin Cities Mayors Make a Pledge

 

Preparedness Kit Takes Top National Prize

January 2, 2007 - Ready-To-Go Kit Scores Big with Quick and Simple Magazine

 

Holiday Wishes  

December 15, 2007 - The holidays will be a little brighter for three area families nominated by the Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for the United Way and Pioneer Press Holiday Wishes program.

 

Red Cross Urgent Appeal

December 14, 2007 - Twin Cities Area Chapter has 2 million dollar shortfall.

 

Red Cross Weather Alert!

Tips to Stay Safe

 

Malaria No More Partnership

Malaria kills 3,000 children every day and claims almost a million lives a year in Africa. Yet malaria can be prevented and treated.

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon monoxide poisoning prevention, symptoms and frequently asked questions.

 

Red Cross Responds to Brooklyn Center Fire

December 8, 2006 - The Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the apartment building fire in the 6900 block of Humboldt Avenue North in Brooklyn Center.

 

Red Cross Reminds of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Two separate incidents in one day illustrate need for CO detectors.

 

Cold Weather Fire Safety & Prevention Tips

December 1, 2006 - Cold weather means the number of house fires goes up.

 

Fire Victims Reunited with Good Samaritan

November 30, 2006 - The Red Cross was proud to assist in reuniting the residents from a North Minneapolis duplex with one of the Good Samaritans who was credited with saving the lives of 8 people.

 

Think Red During the Holiday Season  

November 24, 2006 - The Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross urges holiday shoppers to put some red into their shopping and give a lifesaving gift this holiday season.

 

Guantanamo ICRC Staff Visits the Twin Cities

November 20, 2007 - The Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross hosted Geoff Loane, head of the regional delegation to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) November 16 & 17, 2006. 

 

Get Ready for Winter with Red Cross Preparedness Tips

Theres no escape. Sooner or later, winter will arrive. Brush up now on how to Get Ready with these Winter Safety Tips.

 

Red Cross Fire Safety Tips  

Fires kill more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined.  The Red Cross urges families to develop a fire escape plan and to take steps toward fire prevention and safety.

 

Why Dont We Prepare?

Despite improved knowledge about potential disasters we face, Americans remain woefully unprepared. Why? Heres Time Magazines report on the lack of emergency preparedness.

 

Getting Ready at the State Fair

WCCO TVs Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello helped out and served as celebrity blood pressure screeners at the Red Cross booth at the Minnesota State Fair.