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American Red Cross

My Visit With the Students in the Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

For the third year, I had the privilege of visiting with the students in the American Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program at the Red Cross...

Red Cross To Withdraw Staff From Afghanistan Following Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact

By Dylan Welch KABUL, June 4 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is removing some international staff and ...

Nonprofit Leadership: 5 Tips I Learned from 5 Nonprofits

Shar McBee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.

When -- and How -- Did Business Become the Enemy?

John Friedman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Is this just rationalization for not advancing people (or shipping jobs overseas), a justification to avoid feeling guilty about not passing the reigns to a generation champing at the bit for their turn to be in charge, or something more?

The Importance of Donating Blood

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

You don't need a special reason to give blood; you just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Happy Occu-Year 2013!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

So, Occupy is off to a good start for 2013. Heading into its second year of existence, it has a tailwind of good will and solid evidence of steadfast members who both lead and follow as called upon.

The Brown Cross: A Modern Day Robin Hood

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Michealene Cristini Risley

Six weeks after the storm, wreckage from broken lives was still scattered everywhere. The areas that had been ignored: Red Hook, Rockaway, Staten Island, Coney Island, Brighton -- all of these communities were overwhelmed by damage from the storm.

Red Cross Helping Those in Need During Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When Hurricane Sandy was approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, the American Red Cross was already making the preparations to respond to the communities that were in the path of the devastating storm.

Ohio Nurse Rescues Couple From Burning Car Wreck

Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

As a nurse manager at the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, Debra Watkins is surrounded by heroes. But the humble nurse is actually a hero herself. ...

Through the Eyes of My Grandfather: A Soldier's Story

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Determination. It is a simple, but also a very powerful word, defined as the ability to set your mind on a certain goal in life, and then pursuing it until it is accomplished.

How To Help After Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

As the details of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut continue to unfold, local mental health professionals and aid organizations a...

Blood Donation: The Gift of Life

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Every two seconds, somebody in our country needs blood. My name is Brian Boyle, I am 26 years old, and in the summer of 2004, I was one of these people.

Heidi Klum Helps Red Cross Sandy Efforts | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact

My annual Halloween party was held a few weeks later than usual this year due to Hurricane Sandy here in New York City, but we still made it happen! T...

Rockdrive: Changing the World, One Stage at a Time

Max Lugavere | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Unlike the highly publicized, how-big-can-we-go charity concerts that we're used to hearing about every so often, Rockdrive began with the simple wish to use the power of music to give where you live.

THOUSANDS Of Pounds Of Sugar Donated To Storm Victims

The Baltimore Sun | Steve Kilar | Posted 01.27.2013 | DC

Domino Sugar is donating 30,200 pounds of its products to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to help victims of the massive storm called Sandy, the...

Not All Charities Are Created Equal

Ebong Eka | Posted 01.20.2013 | Money
Ebong Eka

As tempting as it may be to donate funds to another or new charity, not all charities are created equal... and some may even be scams!

The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.

LOOK: Red Cross Spends $181,000 On Swanky Hotel For Sandy Volunteers

Posted 11.15.2012 | Impact

The American Red Cross has come under fire for its slow response to certain areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and now critics have a new complaint ag...

Red Cross Official Calls Response To Sandy 'Near Flawless'

Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact

Though the American Red Cross continues to come under fire for what some are calling a slow recovery effort, the nonprofit maintains that its response...

Apple Donates $2.5 Million To Red Cross Sandy Relief

Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

It’s perhaps one of the most striking signs that Apple is running under new leadership. The company announced on Thursday that it’s donating $2.5 ...

Unnatural Disasters

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

When the Daily News sent truckloads of goods to Staten Island, it wasn't the food and bottled water that got the most enthusiastic reception from residents battered by Hurricane Sandy.

A Nonprofit Barely Survives the $6 Billion Election

Richard Walden | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

To think that there was no effect on many nonprofits from so much money being used in campaigns, is fooling yourself. Just 10 percent of that figure is a huge amount of money if spent for charitable purposes.

Sandy Relief Charities Raise More Than $92 Million

Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

Relief charities responding to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged communities have raised more than $92.3 million, reports. Leading the fund...

Eleanor Goldberg

Staten Island Official: Town Will Heal Itself After Red Cross Is 'Too Little, Too Late' | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

A 15-year-old, braces-wearing sophomore spends roughly eight hours a day answering eager volunteers’ questions. A cigar-puffing retired NYPD lieuten...

After Being Branded A 'Disgrace,' Red Cross Carries On With Recovery Efforts

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- It happened after the 9/11 terror attacks, after Hurricane Katrina and now, once again, after Superstorm Sandy: The American Red Cross tak...