A Sad But Sweet Homecoming

Pam Magee speaking with Disaster Services Mental Health Worker, Elizabeth Kampf outside her Jersey Shore home.  Today, for many residents of Seaside Heights, Ortley Beach, and Lavallette, New Jersey was the first day they were able to return to their homes after Superstorm Sandy devastated the shore, demolishing boardwalks, flooding homes, and causing millions in…… Continue reading A Sad But Sweet Homecoming

Making a Difference in Haiti: One Year Later

As we mark the anniversary of the horrific earthquake that shook Haiti a year ago, we are so grateful for the generosity of our community. The challenges in Haiti did not cease when the ground stopped shaking. On a daily basis over the last year, American Red Cross relief workers have been providing critical aid in…… Continue reading Making a Difference in Haiti: One Year Later

Red Cross- Love in the time of Cholera

  Now that Cholera has spread to the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti the American Red Cross faces new challenges in aiding the Haitian people. Many Haitians are extremely vulnerable to the disease because of the close living quarters they have faced since the massive earthquake that struck the region last January. The Cholera outbreak originated  in Haiti’s rural…… Continue reading Red Cross- Love in the time of Cholera

Bringing Help, Bringing Hope: A Look at Hurricane Katrina Recovery

  “Five years ago, the American public responded to Katrina with unprecedented generosity,” said Russ Paulsen, executive director of the Hurricane Recovery Program at the Red Cross. “Looking back, I think they can be proud of what their contributions accomplished.” “The hurricanes of 2005 tested us all,” said Paulsen. “Although we’re on better footing than…… Continue reading Bringing Help, Bringing Hope: A Look at Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Sights and sounds from Haiti – six months after the earthquake

Today marks six-months since the deadly January 12th earthquake hit Haiti. American National Red Cross President Gail McGovern recently traveled to Haiti and brought back these stirring video interviews of local women. You can view the Red Cross’ six-month progress report on relief activities in Haiti here.

Stories from the Tennessee Flood Relief Efforts

The road kill was thick as I drove to Memphis; some of it was of the hairless variety. I was driving too fast to get a close look and I thought to myself, “Armadillos maybe? How far south am I?” Despite that, Tennessee is one of the most beautiful states to drive through; rolling hills,…… Continue reading Stories from the Tennessee Flood Relief Efforts