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A Record Year of Disaster and Recovery

Gail McGovern | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
Gail McGovern

2011 will be remembered as a year of relentless disasters that cost thousands of lives and destroyed whole communities from as far away as Japan to as close to home as Joplin, Missouri, the heartland of America.

A New Kind of New Year's Resolution

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Why not bring in the new year by not only having fun, but also making a difference in the lives of others?

Why Charities Are Ditching Heartbreaking Images For Holiday Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

Charities know that donors are growing weary from images of starving children and chickens getting their heads chopped off at slaughtering houses. So,...

Americans Cut Back On Holiday Gifts, But Not Charity

Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact

Though Americans are cutting back on holiday travel and party planning, they're not slashing the amount they donate to charity between Thanksgiving an...

America's Top Fundraising Charities

The Chronicle of Philanthrop | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its Philanthropy 400, an annual compilation of charities that collect the most in private support each year. Fu...

The 'Best' Disaster Training

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

CPE is described as helping the patient find meaning in their illness or injury, and process the feelings that, in itself, becomes therapeutic.

Providing Disaster Relief With The American Red Cross, 10 Years After 9/11

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

What has emerged in my experience is that those who have training and experience with the chronically ill also make good disaster spiritual care providers, without exception.

Irene's Fury and Your Response

Richard Walden | Posted 10.28.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

You're not a First Responder like a fire department or paramedic unit; you're not FEMA; and, do not command the vast logistical resources of an entire government... What would SMART Aid consist of in this situation?

WATCH: American Red Cross Shelters 13,000 People Hit By Hurricane Irene

Posted 10.28.2011 | Impact

The American Red Cross continues to offer its relief efforts to the estimated 65 million people affected by Hurricane Irene. Saturday alone, 13,000 pe...

Man Claims Indiana Blood Center Rejected Him For 'Appearing' Gay

Posted 09.16.2011 | Chicago

A straight man who tried donating blood at a Gary, Indiana blood center was reportedly turned away recently--because employees of the center thought h...

World Blood Donor Day: Will You Give?

USA TODAY | Posted 08.14.2011 | Impact

What if you could save three lives in the next hour? On this World Blood Donor Day, we're all reminded that we can indeed save lives with a blood d...

How You Can Help Victims Of The Joplin Missouri Tornado

Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

On Sunday, a massive tornado plowed through southern Missouri, leaving thousands without homes in the densely occupied city of Joplin. At least 89 are...

5 Ways You Can Help Memphis Flood Victims

Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact

After doing what they could to prepare, Memphis, Tenn. residents on Monday watched as the Mississippi River swelled to the highest level since 1937. ...

Strangers Across 6 States Help Tornado Victims Cope

Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact

After a weekend of devastation and tragedy, Southerners are beginning to piece their lives back together. At least 44 people were killed in the seve...

Jason Linkins

Red Cross Study: A Majority Of Teens Now Support Torture | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

Over at the Daily Beast, Daniel Stone dives into a study on torture conducted by the American Red Cross. "Americans' opinions on torture seem to have ...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Sandra Bullock and Vanessa Hudgens

Judy Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Kurtz

Saint Sandra to the rescue! Sandra Bullock is becoming the fairy godmother of natural disaster relief efforts.

Shakespeare Speaks To Japan

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Kelhawk

In our society of high life-expectancy, death usually comes unseen behind the closed doors of nursing homes, or the curtains of a hospital room. We have gained, therefore, the luxury of deluding ourselves that we are here forever

After Massive Storms, National Blood Supply Hits 10-Year Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since massive snowstorms have blanketed the United States, blood supply levels across the country have dropped substantially. The American Red Cross ...

Being Thankful, Being Giving

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Hyman, MD

As we all settle into the warmth of our families and communities over Thanksgiving, my heart, my thoughts and my prayers take me back to Haiti.

Surviving an American Economic Crisis: Tax Credit for Volunteering?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Curtis Valentine

Americans are already volunteering in record numbers, but the need for volunteers continues to rise as the recession persists and rainy-day savings become exhausted. Tax policy should accommodate this shift.

How Young Is Too YOung To Babysit?

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

When are you considered old enough to babysit? It all depends on the maturity of the kid, his or her ability to handle children and challenging situations.

Haitian Hospitals Awash With Supplies, Struggle to Pay Staff (Part 2)

Sarah Ryley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Ryley

Organizations seem unwilling to donate the one thing Haitian hospitals say they desperately need: Money that can be spent at their discretion, for things like salaries, fuel for the generator, and oxygen.

James Harrison: Australian Man With Special Blood Type Saves 2 Million Babies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Australian man James Harrison was just 14 years old, he received a life-saving blood transfusion during an invasive chest surgery. Grateful for t...

Fundraising In Haiti: Where Does The Money Go?

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced May 12th that over $1.1 billion has been donated to support relief efforts in Haiti. The largest recipients in...

Contributing to Chile -- What You Can Do Now

Angela Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Courtney

In difficult times following natural disasters, such as the current situations in Chile and Haiti, we have the ability to show our compassion and give to those who have the most immediate needs.