Dunant Yourself: A little bit of Henry Dunant in Cbus

We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to “Dunant” our Senior management. What is a “Dunant” you ask? After witnessing the suffering of the wounded following the Battle of Solferino, Henry Dunant (1828-1910), a Swiss businessman, initiated relief efforts that led to the founding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.   Red Cross…… Continue reading Dunant Yourself: A little bit of Henry Dunant in Cbus

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

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.

Red Cross Pledges Support to Northwest China Earthquake Relief

In response to Wednesday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake which reportedly killed hundreds of people and injured thousands more in Qinghai Province, the American National Red Cross has pledged an initial $50,000 to help families affected by the earthquake and is prepared to offer more support if needed. Meanwhile, the Chinese Red Cross has dispatched relief supplies,…… Continue reading Red Cross Pledges Support to Northwest China Earthquake Relief

American Red Cross Announces Long Term Recovery Plans for Haiti

The American Red Cross announced its long-term recovery plan for spending the rest of the nearly $400 million it has received in Haiti donations.“The crisis is far from over in Haiti, and the American Red Cross will continue to support the brave and resilient people of this country until the last dollar donated for Haiti…… Continue reading American Red Cross Announces Long Term Recovery Plans for Haiti

Text Donations to Chile Option Activated

You can now text “Chile” to 90999 to donate $10 to survivors of the Chile earthquake. Yesterday the International Federation for the Red Cross/Red Crescent launched a preliminary $6.4 million emergency appeal for Chile, so we are now able to accept contributions designated for survivors of the February 27 earthquake. We will also accept designated donations…… Continue reading Text Donations to Chile Option Activated