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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 independen...

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 abou...

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

ProPublica | Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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...

These 13 Charities Are Delivering Critical Support To Earthquake Victims

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact

Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here's a look ...

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.

Hope in the Fight to End Ebola

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

It's our global responsibility towards humanity to encourage compassion for those suffering, and support efforts to completely eliminate the Ebola virus by the end of 2015. Together we can make this happen!

Women on the Money

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The following women are among the 15 candidates that you can vote on to be the face on the $20 bill. All 15 have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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.