Navigation Links
Fires and Floods Lead the List of Largest Red Cross Disaster Responses
Date:12/19/2007

e a disaster plan, no matter where you live and even if you think you are not vulnerable to a disaster."

Red Cross disaster relief services are delivered through the efforts of more than 700 local Red Cross chapters and often include providing disaster survivors with food, shelter, emotional support, basic first aid, and clean up supplies. While the top five disasters were the largest and most costly for the Red Cross, disaster workers were also on scene at other notable events this year. Mental health workers provided comfort during the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Disaster workers were in place during tornadoes in Lady Lake, Florida, Enterprise, Alabama and Greensburg, Kansas. Since January, the American Red Cross has also responded to 25 international disasters, including Bangladesh Cyclone Sidr, Peru earthquake, Mexico floods, Hurricanes Dean and Felix, and severe flooding in Africa.

You can learn how to prepare yourself and your loved ones for a disaster by visiting http://www.redcross.org. Here you will find an interactive online presentation that will show how you can Be Red Cross Ready by getting a disaster supplies kit, making a plan should disaster strike, and remaining informed before and during a disaster.

The American Red Cross has helped people mobilize to help their neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters, most of them fires, turned to the nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross for help and hope. Through more than 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people each year gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. Almost 4 million people give blood -- the gift of life -- through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from the
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires
2. Southern California Wildfires Continue to Threaten Residential Areas
3. NuVasive Cancels 10/24/07 Investor Reception Due to Concerns Over Southern California Fires
4. Save the Children to Help Youngsters Impacted by California Wildfires
5. Fires Put Pregnant Women, Infants at Risk
6. California Wildfires - Psychological Effects; Children ... Psychologist Is Available to Discuss Trauma
7. The Salvation Army Responds to Immediate Needs of Survivors and Relief Workers in Southern California Wildfires
8. Emergency Alert - Help for Shelters Housing Animals Evacuated in California Wildfires
9. Medical Director of Famed Los Angeles Jewish Home Gives Tips to Elderly for Coping With Effects of Southland Fires
10. A Place for Mom Offers Free Assistance to California Seniors Displaced by Wildfires
11. State of Patient Care and Humanitarian Aid Amid the California Wild Fires
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... For the first time, a living art ... when triple-board certified, Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Ramtin ... has created from life – and the faces he ... unique event on September 9, 2014 at prestigious Tribeca ... The “faces” who will be appearing in this remarkable ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Two of Woodland Hills’ top ... of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, deal with serious and ... oral surgery. , So patients can be reluctant to bring ... left from biting their lip or gums. , “The problem ... the accidental bite,” Dr. Reshad said. “This canker or cold ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 A ... this month found that the dental community disagrees ... confusion for their patients. Analysis of dental advice suggested ... “correct,” with no one technique more popular than the ... disease is to brush and floss your teeth regularly,” ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 "It can be ... to the bathroom," said an inventor from Lehigh Acres, ... of performing this important hygienic task." He then created ... Fanny Wipe enables a user to wipe and clean ... good hygiene and comfort, as well as prevents direct ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor ... Reynolds to find out about the importance of capacity to ... in the company ViSalus and is now a 5 Star ... has written a book titled "The Playful and Powerful Warrior ... Brown Challenge by working out for over 1000 days straight. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Presenting A Remarkable Fusion of Art, Fashion and Plastic Surgery 2Health News:Two of Ventura’s Best Cosmetic Dentists Offer 5 Tips for Dealing with Frequent Tongue or Lip Biting 2Health News:Two of Ventura’s Best Cosmetic Dentists Offer 5 Tips for Dealing with Frequent Tongue or Lip Biting 3Health News:Two of Ventura’s Best Cosmetic Dentists Offer 5 Tips for Dealing with Frequent Tongue or Lip Biting 4Health News:Two of Ventura’s Best Cosmetic Dentists Offer 5 Tips for Dealing with Frequent Tongue or Lip Biting 5Health News:Americans Confused About How to Brush Teeth 2Health News:InventHelp Client's Device Helps a User Wipe Thoroughly After Going to the Bathroom (HLW-1300) 2Health News:Vi Millioniare GJ Reynolds Discusses The Importance of Capacity to Grow a Business on the Simply G Radio Show, a Division of the Simply G Media Network 2Health News:Vi Millioniare GJ Reynolds Discusses The Importance of Capacity to Grow a Business on the Simply G Radio Show, a Division of the Simply G Media Network 3
... Ga., May 14 The new Project Management Fundamentals ... additional module in the University of Georgia ... will learn the basics of project management, experience hands-on ... their time, money and personnel by using efficient techniques ...
... Finance Committee, in closed-door health care discussions today, ... to require all Americans to show proof of ... health care, said Consumer Watchdog. Questions listed below. ... http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/resources/BaucusClosedMeeting.pdf In ...
... Calif., May 14 Those who suffer from night time leg, ... Organic Farm has secured an old Amish formula and has made ... estimated 70% of adults over 55 and 35% of pregnant women ... With this remedy, those who suffer no longer need to be ...
... BSGI comparable to MRI in finding early stage cancers ... Digital Imaging of Ridgewood (WDI) is the first private ... the only medical facility in New Jersey to begin ... Molecular Breast Imaging, to look for breast cancer in ...
... University of Cincinnati (UC) bring to light interesting findings ... ( LAM) and the reasons LAM patients participate in ... MD, and Jared Hagaman, MD, working with colleagues in ... at UC, found that patients with LAM were more ...
... partnered with Emergency Physicians Affiliates in San Antonio, TX ("EPA") to ... , ... Cerritos, CA and San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) ... it has partnered with Emergency Physicians Affiliates in San Antonio, TX ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Online Project Management Fundamentals for Healthcare Module Available 2Health News:Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting 2Health News:Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting 3Health News:Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting 4Health News:Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting 5Health News:Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic Eliminates Night Time Cramps 2Health News:Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) 2Health News:Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) 3Health News:Studies show LAM patients participate in clinical trials to help others, not themselves 2Health News:Marina Medical Expands into Texas with Five Emergency Departments in San Antonio 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... 2014 Global design and architecture firm NBBJ announced today the ... . Principal Rudy Widjaja will lead planning and design ... draw on his experience with healthcare clients in China ... States , as well as the firm,s global network of healthcare ... healthcare practice comes at a time when the scope of the ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... PORT WASHINGTON, New York , August 26, 2014 ... leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTDs) for ... advisory council comprised of ten top nurses from around ... goal will be to develop strategies to increase nurses, ... including many antineoplastic agents, occupational safety, and closed systems ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Mass. , Aug. 26, 2014  Royal Philips ... app, the company,s latest innovation designed to empower seniors ... connection to the company,s leading U.S.-based call center, the ... In a recent survey by Philips and ... McDonough School of Business, 96 percent of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Leading Architectural Design Firm NBBJ Launches Healthcare Practice in China 2Leading Architectural Design Firm NBBJ Launches Healthcare Practice in China 3Leading Architectural Design Firm NBBJ Launches Healthcare Practice in China 4Leading Architectural Design Firm NBBJ Launches Healthcare Practice in China 5Equashield Appoints Nurse Advisory Council 2Equashield Appoints Nurse Advisory Council 3Equashield Appoints Nurse Advisory Council 4Philips Lifeline introduces response app to connect seniors with access to help in the event of an emergency 2Philips Lifeline introduces response app to connect seniors with access to help in the event of an emergency 3
... Lincare Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LNCR ) today ... employment agreements with its Chief Executive Officer, John P. ... Schabel and its Chief Financial Officer, Paul G. Gabos. ... executive officer,s employment with the company for three additional ...
... Bausch & Lomb, the global eye health company, today ... Pharma S.p.A. , Tubilux is a privately held ophthalmic ... proprietary, over-the-counter, and branded generic products primarily in Italy, ... Under the terms of the agreement, Bausch & Lomb ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lincare Holdings Inc. Extends Terms of Employment Agreements with Executive Officers 2Bausch & Lomb Acquires the Commercial Assets of Italian Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals Company Tubilux 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: