iOS app Android app

American Red Cross

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Ebola Flare Ups Continue Where Victims Don't Trust Aid Groups

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact

* Red Cross Ebola coordinator says virus flaring up * Still areas of Guinea where it has "no access" By Stephanie Nebeha...

Red Cross Faces Pressure To Halt Donations From Tobacco Groups

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

By Jilian Mincer New York, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The American Red Cross risks damaging the reputation of the global Red Cross brand becaus...

How Your Friends Affect Your Charitable Donations This Holiday Season

Laura Howe | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

Even among social media users, it's the messenger, not the medium, that's key to motivating social media users to donate to charity, suggesting that personal appeals from friends matter more than trending topics and gimmicks.

Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

Report: American Red Cross Won't Reveal What Percentage Of Donations Actually Go To Help

Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

by Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPRThis story was co-produced with NPR.The American Red Cross regularly touts ho...

Survey: Nearly 40% Of American Red Cross Employees Question Charity's Ethics

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

A survey of American Red Cross employees shows a crisis of trust in the charity's leadership and deep internal doubts about the Red Cross' commitment ...

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

Red Cross Slams Report Claiming Group Failed Sandy Victims As 'Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The American Red Cross is fighting back against allegations claiming it failed to provide adequate assistance and mishandled funds in the wake of Supe...

This Is Why Americans Are Donating Less To Fight Ebola Than Other Recent Disasters

Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthqu...

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Here's How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

While the Obama administration is announcing ramped up efforts Tuesday by pledging to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help overwhelmed health ca...

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

ProPublica | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group...

Live a Life That Matters

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident.

5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

Jasmine Han | Posted 08.10.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

The lessons I ended up learning at camp could not have been taught within the confines of the traditional American classroom. Through camp sessions, I quickly picked up skills necessary to emerge as a leader among my peers.

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

Making the world kinder, one "digital hug" at a time

Laura Howe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

While we train digital volunteers, ultimately what we do isn't very complex. We help people feel more connected when something scary is happening. We offer some basic human kindness.

Refugees for a Day: A Lesson in Empathy

Emily Sernaker | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Emily Sernaker

Instead of skimming sad articles on the Internet, 500 college students agreed to turn off their cell phones and spend hours outside in the rain. They agreed to a day of discomfort and complexity, as a step toward a more compassionate world.

Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

How The Red Cross Is Saving Lives Through Social Data

Laura Howe | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

Nearly four years ago, as Haiti struggled to overcome an earthquake that killed tens of thousands, humanitarian response agencies -- the Red Cross among them -- swung into action.

'IfOnly' Charity Site Lets You In On Dream Experiences That Benefit Great Causes

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

Luxury is helping others. That's according to IfOnly.com, a website founded by San Francisco-based tech entrepreneur, Trevor Traina, which offers a...

My Friends Are Superheroes (Yes, Really)

Jasmine Han | Posted 06.09.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

Can you be a hero at 16 or even younger? Yes, and the only superpower you need is passion. As long as you have the passion and love to volunteer, you can be a hero.

From Christmas Seals to Kevlar

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Knowing how important it is to write women back into history, I am pleased to be able to share the stories of great Delaware -- and American -- women, all of whom have a place in the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

Representing the American Red Cross at the France Arrival Ceremony at the White House

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In attendance at the French Arrival Ceremony there were over 100 members of the military from every branch, every state and every background. They represented to the fullest degree with every movement being in perfect coordination.

How Top Nonprofit CEOs Turned Passions Into Well-Paying Careers

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - ...