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…

Apple Makes $2.5 Million Donation to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

As many Americans are still struggling to fully recover, or in some cases start to recover, from the devastating storm that hit the east coast a couple of weeks ago, Apple has made a pledge to one of the leading…

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign

Earlier this month, we did a story about a campaign launched by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to raise money for the American Red Cross. To recap: for every post on Twitter and Facebook describing the perfect gift (using the…

Twitter And Facebook Playing Bigger Role In Disasters

More Internet users are turning to social media to get help for themselves or others during emergencies, according to a new survey from the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross Launches Social, “Go-To” Blood Site

The American Red Cross has partnered with BusinessOnline to launch a new site for the American Red Cross at, aimed at ramping up blood donations across the country. The organization hopes the site along with some social interaction will do just that.

Twitter Helping Haiti Earthquake Victims

Haiti earthquake Twitter updates are helping people keep informed about what is going on in the country as well as providing information on ways to make donations.

The American Red Cross said on Twitter that it had already received nearly $3 million for earthquake relief in Haiti. People can help by texting "Haiti" to 90999 and making a $10 donation. The Red Cross also said it is pledging $10 million in aid.