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American Red Cross Faces Nationwide Blood Shortage, Calls On Donors

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact

The American Red Cross is facing a nationwide blood shortage and hopes that a small perk will motivate donors to help. The Red Cross currently has le...

An Act Of Generosity Can Help Save A Life

Gail McGovern | Posted 07.25.2016 | DC
Gail McGovern

We cannot always know when or where the next emergency need will arise. Yet, amid uncertainty and heartache, we witness acts of heroism, kindness and compassion every day.

The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

Red Cross Apologizes For 'Super Racist' Pool Safety Poster

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

The American Red Cross has issued an official apology after one of its pool safety posters, which some are calling racist, was posted to social media....

Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes - Fun and educational while teaching about humanitarian causes and beliefs.

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.06.2016 | Teen

This all new TV show, being simultaneously released on DVD features Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox ...

'Star Wars' Charity Initiative Challenges Fans To Use Force For Good

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News

You don't need to be a Jedi to do some good in the galaxy. Charitable initiative Star Wars: Force for Change kicked off a month-long campaign called ...

One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The IRS took five years to review the Crossroads GPS application for nonprofit social welfare status. This seems very odd since most Americans would need only five minutes to determine that such a group is about politics, not social welfare.

These Internet Stars Can Do It in Two Minutes -- Can You?

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Brittany Furlan and Frankie Grande can totally do it in two minutes. Destorm Power couldn't do it back in high school, but by college he was doing it ...

American Red Cross, Always There When Disaster Strikes

Gail McGovern | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Gail McGovern

As I look back on the year that was, I remain more grateful than ever to lead this American treasure. It continues to be an incredible privilege for me to serve with so many dedicated and caring individuals -- as we work to provide comfort and relief to those facing disaster and emergency.

How AT&T Execs Took Over The Red Cross And Hurt Its Ability To Help People

ProPublica | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business

WHEN GAIL MCGOVERN WAS PICKED to head the American Red Cross in 2008, the organization was reeling. Her predecessor had been fired after impregnating ...

2 Life-Saving, Home Fire Safety Steps You Need to Do Now to Prepare Your Family Ahead of This Holiday Season

Gail McGovern | Posted 11.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Gail McGovern

Nearly a thousand times a day, fire departments across the country respond to home fires. Tragically, an average of seven people die each day from home fires, and 36 more are injured. The worst part of it is that most home fires, deaths and injuries, are preventable.

Electric Shock Injuries in Pets

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Electrical injuries are very dangerous, and when it comes to dogs, are most often seen in youngsters and habitual chewers. As terrifying as it is to ...

Inventive Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Learn about more she-roes and celebrate amazing women. All of these women are profiled in the book Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. We are proud to stand on their shoulders and honor their contributions.

Watchdogs Call For More Oversight Of Red Cross Amid Donation Scandal

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact

Fresh off damning allegations that the American Red Cross squandered millions of donation dollars, government officials are calling for an independent...

Life-Saving Tech Solutions Created From The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Jana Sweeny | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

Then the evacuees started to arrive in Baton Rouge. One woman desperately begged for my phone. Her husband was injured during the storm and they were plucked off their roof by separate helicopters. She didn't know where he was. She didn't know if he was alive. Since that time, everyday technology has made numerous and significant advances to keep people safe and families connected.

The Lessons in Katrina's Legacy

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Simple, inexpensive preparations can keep owners from having to choose between their pets' lives and their own. What are some of the most important tips?

How 10 Years Have Changed Disaster Preparedness and Response

Gail McGovern | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Gail McGovern

Over the last ten years, the American Red Cross and other disaster response organizations have taken the lessons of Katrina and applied new thinking and new technology to better prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Red Cross May Not Even Know Where Nearly $500 Million In Haiti Donations Went

ProPublica and NPR | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the ...

Red Cross Built Exactly 6 Homes For Haiti With Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Donations

ProPublica | Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goa...

Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.

7 Steps for Mothers and Women to Take to Become Youth Sports Coaches

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Brooke de Lench

The likelihood is that if you are a woman, waiting around for youth sports organizations to send you an engraved invitation to become a coach may be a bit like Waiting for Godot. The sports community needs to forge a welcoming culture so that women are empowered to succeed as coaches.

15 Ways To Clean Out Your Closet And Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style

Letting go of things is never as easy as decluttering experts say it's going to be. But when you've reach the point where your closet rod starts to be...

Dear Red Cross: I Am Not a Man

Andy Wilkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andy Wilkins

What should have happened with me? I should have been asked the same questions every other woman is asked. I never should have received a follow-up call during which I needed to defend my gender identity.

How To Help East Village Explosion Victims

The Huffington Post | Impact Editors | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

New Yorkers reacted in perfect form on Thursday after an explosion rattled the city’s East Village neighborhood, and now supporters nationwide are c...

Running 100 Miles for 100 Red Cross Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

One month after graduating from high school, I was coming home from swim practice and was involved in a near fatal car accident with a speeding dump truck. The injuries were catastrophic.