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American Red Cross Provides First Aid, Supplies in Croix Deprez
Date:1/18/2010

President & CEO Gail McGovern to travel to Port-au-Prince Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outside the damaged American Red Cross office in Croix Deprez, volunteers from Haiti and around the world are working side-by-side to clean and stitch wounds amidst the earthquake's rubble. Outreach teams are also traveling through the neighborhood camps today, providing basic relief items, such as tarps, blankets, jerry cans for water and hygiene supplies.

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"Groups of Haitian Red Cross youth volunteers will comb the worst-hit neighborhoods, street by street, promoting safe hygiene practices and encouraging people to come to the first aid posts," said Winnie Romeril, a volunteer with the American Red Cross in Haiti.

American Red Cross President & CEO Gail McGovern is in the Dominican Republic, meeting with other Red Cross and government leaders today to help coordinate a global response to unprecedented need in Haiti. On Tuesday, she will travel to Haiti to visit American Red Cross relief distribution points.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited American Red Cross workers this afternoon in the disaster operations center at Red Cross headquarters in '/>"/>

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