American Red Cross News

United Technologies Corp. pledges $1.5 million to support Japan relief efforts

UTC, specialists in fire & security detection, will continue to support Japan relief efforts United Technologies Corp. has joined with Red Cross and other international relief agencies to support the relief efforts in Japan.United Technologies Corp. contributed $1 million, and pledged to match employee contributions up to another $500,000 to support relief efforts in Japan."Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this terrible disaster," said UTC...

MedeFile International to contribute to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund

MedeFile International, Inc supports American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund 15% of all new MedeFile membership revenues through April 15th to be donated to American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.MedeFile International, Inc. a leader in Internet-enabled Personal Health Record (iPHR) management solutions, announced that in response to the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and massive tsunami tragedy that recently struck Japan, the c...

Plan and prepare against extreme cold and winter storms urges FEMA

Places become desolate and hard enough to travel after winter storms making navigating directions difficult The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the "Deceptive Killers" because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. That could mean snow or subfr...

Red Cross issues steps to make winters fire safe and warm

American Red Cross intends to make the approaching winters warm and fire safe for the common man More than 470 people in Florida took refuge from the cold overnight in shelters operated or supported by the Red Cross. It aims at keeping winters fire safe. Winter is making an early debut across the United States and the American Red Cross has opened shelters and issued steps people should take to remain safe and warm during the current frigid blast covering the country. More...

FEMA and American Red Cross collaboration for effective mass care during disaster

FEMA and American Red Cross came together to provide care during disaster FEMA and American Red Cross partnership will strengthen mass care during a disaster. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sets the framework for the Red Cross and FEMA to jointly lead the planning and coordination of mass care services, which will strengthen and expand the resour...

FEMA reminds Americans that readiness must continue all year long

It is always better to be prepared to face any kind of disaster rather than suffering the pain FEMA reminds citizens that emergency preparedness is important throughout the year for life's safety.As the seventh annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) comes to an end, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to remind citizens of the importance of emergency preparedness throughout the year. NPM, sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, is held each Se...

American Red Cross uses National Fire Prevention Week to urge caution and precaution

The Red Cross is committed tohelping people learn how to minimize the risk of a home fire American Red Cross urges Fire Safety as National Fire Prevention Week begins. During National Fire Prevention Week the American Red Cross is urging everyone to help save lives by making sure their home is protected by smoke alarms. People who do not have smoke alarms in their home should take the time to have them installed. Those who already have smoke alarms should make sure they have...

National Summit on Youth Preparedness 2010 to take place on September 14

American Red Cross Town Hall in Washington DC shall host the National Summit on 14 September 2010  The National Summit on Youth Preparedness on September 14, 2010 is an effort to bring the Youth Emergency Preparedness Education to the forefront. The Department of Homeland Security’s - Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Education, and the American Red Cross are pleased to invite you to participate in the National Summit on Youth Pr...

FEMA administrator Craig Fugate on use of social media in emergency management

Fugate made the use of social media and mobile technology a priority in FEMA's outreach to the public Craig Fugate, Administrator of FEMA addressed the American Red Cross Emergency Social Data summit on the use of social media in emergency management. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate addressed the American Red Cross Emergency Social Data Summit on the growing use of social media in emergency management. Fugate discussed ways social media c...

Social media increasingly important when dealing with disasters and emergencies

The survey respondents expected quick response to an online appeal for help A new American Red Cross survey shows many web users would turn to social media to seek help for themselves or others during emergencies and they expect first responders to be listening. The online survey asked 1,058 adults about their use of social media sites in emergency situations. It found that if they needed help and couldn’t reach 9-1-1, one in five would try to contact responders through...

Federal response to Pacific Ocean tsunami continues

Workers clearing debris in American Samoa - FEMA continues to respond and give federal support to the region Donations welcomed by partner agencies such as Red Cross The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is into its sixth day of response and federal support to American Samoa. FEMA and federal teams, through the Federal Coordinating Officer, continue to work closely with American Samoan Governor Togiola Tulafono and Delegate Eni F....

Red Cross there to help as wildfires force Californians to evacuate

The American Red Cross is helping California residents affected by wildfires Red Cross chapters aid residents forced to leave home The American Red Cross is on the scene where two wildfires are burning in California, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. Red Cross chapters in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties have opened shelters to offer a safe haven for those who have been ordered to evacuate. The Santa Cruz County Chapter has deployed an emergency respon...

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