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Need for blood donations rises in summer

Summer is a rough time for blood donations, says the American Red Cross's Steve Mavika, because people are on vacation and there aren't any school-based blood drives going on.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: Blood, Steve Mavika, American Red Cross

Local workers head out to restore Sandy-ravaged areas

The Dominion Virginia Power company sent 1,500 of its workers to New Jersey on Friday morning to help fellow utility companies up north after the company restored power to its last batch of Virginia customers.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: Dominion Virginia Power, American Red Cross, Jeff Malaby, Dwight Brown, Rebecca Callahan

Storm shorts East Coast blood supply

Hurricane Sandy has caused a blood supply shortage after dozens of blood drives were canceled because of the storm.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 06:37am EDT

Tags: blood supply, Red Cross, Sandy, American Red Cross

Storm damage closes western Md. rescue mission

The manager of a Cumberland rescue mission says it will be closed for at least three months after strong winds ripped the roof off the building.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 12:05pm EDT

Tags: Cumberland, rescue mission, American Red Cross

A confirmed 'microburst' struck Md. neighborhood

As many as 80 residents in Prince George's County, whose homes were damaged in Friday night's storm, have been forced into shelter at Bladensburg High School.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 07:20pm EDT

Tags: storm, Ronnie Gill, Emergency Management, pepco, American Red Cross

Red Cross requests aid after year of disaster

Following an unprecedented year of disaster both nationally and in the D.C. area, the American Red Cross is itself looking for relief through increased financial help.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 01:29pm EST

Tags: American Red Cross, Red Cross, earthquake, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee