In the News

Do You Know Where Your Children Are? [Washington Post]

The American Red Cross worked with the commission to ensure shelters are child-friendly and child-safe.

Inside the Red Cross Effort in Haiti [Harvard International Review]

The earthquake that devastated Haiti is arguably the largest disaster that the American Red Cross and the global Red Cross Red Crescent network have ever faced; however, our experience in previous international disasters benefited our collective ability to respond.

Wildfire Declared Emergency Disaster [Denver Daily News]

Gov. Bill Ritter yesterday issued an emergency disaster declaration for the Fourmile Fire in Boulder County, authorizing $5 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs and directing the state to seek additional funds from the federal government if necessary.

Wind-Whipped Fires Destroy Dozens of Detroit Homes [Detroit Free Press]

Detroit firefighters had to battle strong winds, hot and dry conditions, downed power lines and a lack of equipment and manpower at the same time they fought about 85 fires that erupted in four hours Tuesday afternoon. American Red Cross volunteers were helping dozens of residents who were burned out, spokesman Gary Krupczak said.

North Texas Red Cross Volunteers Head Down South [NBC Dallas Fort Worth]

The Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross is sending a couple of volunteers down to South Texas for tropical storm relief efforts.

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