Red Cross News

Red Cross: Smoke Alarm Program Reaches Life-Saving Milestone

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — The American Red Cross of Georgia is celebrating the most lives saved in a single month from its ongoing effort to install free smoke alarms. The agency plans a Thursday ceremony in Rock Spring, Georgia, to …

Massachusetts Fire Lieutenant Dies Battling House Fire

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said. Lt. …

FBI Takes Down Nigerian Fraudsters in $46M Case

LOS ANGELES — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. …

West Virginia Woman Assembles Supply Kits for Fire Victims

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — For Joy Buskirk, the memories of a fire her family experienced years ago prompted her to do something for families who are impacted by the devastation of a fire now. The Parkersburg resident is putting together After …

Financial Planning Guide Offers Tips for Disaster Preparedness

More than 45 serious natural disasters struck the United States in 2014, ranging from severe storms and flooding to tornadoes, earthquakes, mudslides and wildfires, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency. Two thirds of which occurred between May and December. A …

Red Cross Reports Illinois Tornado Recovery Continues

The American Red Cross says recovery efforts are continuing in parts of Illinois hit by deadly tornadoes a year ago. The not-for-profit relief group said Tuesday there are still nearly 500 active cases being addressed in the affected communities one …

Red Cross Opens Disaster Warehouse in Texas

The American Red Cross has chosen North Texas for the assistance group’s largest U.S. disaster supplies warehouse. Red Cross officials on Friday announced the Disaster Field Supply Center in Arlington will have enough items to support up to 100,000 victims. …

Red Cross Gives Oklahoma $48,000 for Storm Shelters

The American Red Cross of Oklahoma is giving $48,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to install storm shelters in the homes it builds. The grant announced Thursday is for installation of 20 storm shelters in newly built homes in …

Red Cross Offers Free Earthquake App in Oklahoma

As Oklahoma residents continue to deal with earthquakes, the American Red Cross is reminding residents of a phone app that tells them what to do before, during and after a temblor. Oklahoma has been experiencing a significant jump in the …

Red Cross Helping Sandy Victims Still in New York Hotels

The Red Cross has stepped in to help hundreds of Superstorm Sandy evacuees who were thrown into housing limbo Friday after New York City stopped paying to put them up in hotels. Nearly 300 people displaced by the October storm …