Safety, a Gift for Everyone
most wonderful time of the year – adults look forward to
parties, delicious food and spending time with loved
ones while children can think about only one
thing...toys! As kids throughout the country are
counting down the days until they can unwrap their
presents, the American Red Cross reminds parents to use
caution and care for gift giving and decking the halls.
Ensuring that Malaria is No More
might be the world’s most underestimated killer. Even
though it is a preventable and treatable disease, each
year malaria kills more than a million people and makes
300 million around the world very sick.
the weather outside is frightful, keep fires delightful
Dropping temperatures across
the country this time of year typically prompt a rise in
the use of alternative heat sources such as fireplaces,
wood or coal-burning stoves and space heaters to stay
warm, and unfortunately can signal an increase in the
number of home fire incidents.
a Must for Safe Winter Travel
driving across town to do that holiday shopping or
traveling hundreds of miles to spend time with loved
ones, planning ahead is essential to alleviating stress
and staying safe in your vehicle if a winter storm
Cross response in Midwest shifts as power is
A week after a massive winter
storm swept through the Midwest, 19,000 homes and
businesses in Illinois and 6,000 in Missouri remain
without power, down from more than 500,000 homes at the
peak of outages.
Cross responds as flooding worsens in Africa
A humanitarian response is building to
support hundreds of thousands affected by floods that
are ravaging the Horn of Africa, affecting people living
in major geographical areas of Kenya, Somalia and
Red Cross Receives Four Stars from
The American Red Cross is
thankful for each and every one of its donors who gave
this year, contributing time, money or blood to help the
Red Cross help America.
Red Cross strengthens relief efforts after Typhoon
Durian hits Philippines
At least 400
people were killed and nearly one million severely
affected after the northern islands of the Philippines
were battered by Typhoon Durian, a super-typhoon that
made landfall on Nov. 30, 2006.