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The Red Cross' secret disaster

In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks. Americans believed the Red Cross was up to the job of easing the suffering left in the storms' wake. They were wrong.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 04:17pm EDT

Tags: ProPublica, superstorm Sandy, hurricane isaac, charity, disaster relief

Red Cross facing blood shortage in D.C. area

The Red Cross is putting out a call for people to roll their sleeves up and donate blood.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 10:14am EDT

Tags: blood drive, Kathy Stewart, blood

Do you know how to swim? Really?

Two towns in Maryland -- Upper Marlboro and Towson -- are among 50 nationwide that have the highest drowning rates.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 04:55am EDT

Tags: Michelle Murillo, swimming, water safety,

Red Cross releases flood app with tips, resources

Government agencies haven't requested the American Red Cross set up shelters due to area flooding, but as the storm hit, the agency released a flood app.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 05:55am EDT

Tags: flood, flood app, app, Megan Cloherty

Red Cross: storm hurt blood reserves

The American Red Cross said storms throughout U.S put critical dent in their reserves; announce blood drive dates for the area.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 04:10am EST

Tags: blood drives

Winter storms result in blood shortages at Red Cross

Winter storms organization to shut down more than 770 blood drives nationwide, and the impact is felt.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 04:53am EST

Tags: blood drive, Megan Cloherty, Steve Mavica

Red Cross launches pet emergency app

For pet owners who worry they'll need help on hand if their pet is suddenly injured or ill, the Red Cross is offering a First Aid app that helps diagnose and treat some common pet injuries.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 11:17pm EST

Tags: pet app, pet emergency

Tips to protect your home during this cold snap

Temperatures in the D.C. area will be well below 32 degrees Monday night and Tuesday and that means the water in the pipes in your house can freeze and you might be tempted to put a few too many logs on that fire. What you need to know to protect your home when the temperature plunges.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 05:25pm EST

Tags: Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, home improvement, weather


2 simultaneous fires break out in Centreville

It was a busy Saturday night for Fairfax County firefighters. Two fires broke out at the same time in opposite ends of Centreville, Va.

Saturday - 12/28/2013, 10:38pm EST

Tags: Fairfax County firefighters,

Metro moves AEDs out of reach, riders concerned

Automated external defibrillator box at several Metro stations have been relocated from public hallways and station walls to the inside of the manager's kiosk. And the change has some riders concerned.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 04:40am EDT

Tags: Metro, automated external defibrillator, emergency response, safety, John Aaron, Metropolitan Transit Advocacy Group

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