All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Red Cross’

Red Cross Ups Its Response to Ebola Crisis in West Africa, Death Toll Continues To Rise

The Red Cross says it plans to train more than 2,000 extra volunteers in an effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa. “With dozens of new cases emerging daily, this outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down,” said Alasan Senghore, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Africa unit, in a …

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Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s Daughter, Dies At 91

Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, has died at the age of 91. The family announced that she passed away on Saturday, due to an illness. Soames was born in 1922, and is the youngest of the five Churchill siblings. When her father led the British against the German Nazis in World War II, Soames joined …

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Mississippi Storm Overturns 25 RV Trailers

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday night, the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier, Mississippi experienced a strong storm which left as many as 25 RV trailers damaged or destroyed in its wake, along with downed power lines and much debris. Fortunately for the Gulf Coast community, the intense damage to the RV park only left two people injured badly enough …

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Ripon Fire Forces 26 People to Leave Apartments

A downtown Ripon fire erupted on Watson Street in the early morning of Wednesday that destroyed three businesses and burned through apartments impacting 26 people. Ripon District Fire Chief Tim Saul spoke about the fire. “It was too far ahead of us to put our guys in there and knowing everyone was out that was the mode we took. We …

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USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines

This weekend, the Philippines was hit by perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) destroyed the Philippines when it reached shore last Friday, wreaking damage on an unimaginable scale. Current projections estimate that nearly 10,000 people may have been killed in Tacloban, the capital of the island of Leyte. Due to the grand levels of devastation and …

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Typhoon Haiyan: Death Toll May Reach 10,000

The estimated death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has reached staggering proportions. The super typhoon ravaged the Philippines on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake. Officials are projecting that the death toll may reach or even exceed 10,000. Leyte and Samar Island were the hardest hit areas. Tacloban is the capital of Leyte and occupies 3/4 of the island. Its city …

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The Walking Dead Turns Peter Jackson, Jimmy Smits & The Black Keys Into Zombies

AMC and The Walking Dead have teamed up with the American Red Cross on a blood drive. Makeup FX artist (and Walking Dead co-executive producer) Greg Nicotero has “zombified” some celebrities to help spread awareness. These include: Peter Jackson, Jimmy Smits, The Black Keys, Maria Menounos, Elisabeth Rohm, Laird Hamilton, Joel Madden, Kurt Busch and Whitney Port. The initiative includes …

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When Things Fall Apart: New Red Cross Campaign Destroys, Then Reassembles Your Twitter Pic

I’ll admit, I’m one of the most skeptical people you will find when it comes to lackadaisical social media activism. Some people call it “slacktivism,” and I tend to agree in most circumstances. If you change your Facebook or Twitter profile pic for a few days, or maybe a week, does it really do anything to help a cause? And …

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