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Thursday, December 29, 2005
Statement on Senator Grassley Letter to the American Red Cross
Monday, September 12, 2005
American Red cross of Rhode Island Assists over 100 Self-Evacuees
To date, the American Red Cross Rhode Island
Chapter has processed and assisted 109 individuals who have evacuated the Gulf Coast region and arrived on their own to Rhode Island. Of these self-evacuees, there are 81 adults and 28 children.
Of the 81 adults, 37 are male and 44 are female.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Rhode Islanders Continue with Relief Efforts for Hurricane Victims
Local schools, businesses and community partners in Rhode Island continue to participate in fundraising
and relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Friday, August 5, 2005
DISASTER SERVICES DAY
Join us to learn more about the work of the American Red Cross in the East Bay. Our
disaster response vehicles and equipment will be on hand for the public and our local partner organizations to view. To be held Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 4, 2005
JAMESTOWN YOUTH TO LEARN LIFESAVING BABYSITTING SKILLS
American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter Babysitting Course will be held Saturday,
September 24th, from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Each participant will receive an American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Certificate.
Wednesday, August 3, 2005
PAWTUCKET MOTHER-TO-BE ORGANIZES RED CROSS INFANT & CHILD CPR
Move over Tupperware, CPR is the new reason for this mother-to-be to gather her
girlfriends for the evening. Lisa Davis and several of her friends will gather for a party and also get certified in Infant and Child CPR.
Wednesday, August 3, 2005
RED CROSS TO TRAIN 100 LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS IN DISASTER
The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter, working with the Rhode Island
Department of Mental Health, Retardation & Hospitals, will train 100 mental health workers in disaster response. This is the largest single disaster mental health
training ever conducted by the Red Cross in Rhode Island and one of just a few of its kind across the United States. Courses include Introduction to Disaster Services and
Disaster Mental Health: An Overview (1.5 hours each).
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
RED CROSS AWARDED RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, AMICA GRANTS FOR
The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter has recently been awarded two grants
totaling $6,000 to support its disaster services.
Monday, June 20, 2005
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER TOMORROW!
AMERICAN RED CROSS URGES CAUTION IN HEAT
The Elderly and the Very Young are the Most Susceptible to Heat Illness
(Providence, RI – June 20, 2005) – When the dog days of summer deliver hot
temperatures and high humidity, the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter urges residents to take precautions against the heat.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
RED CROSS ASSISTS 2 IN NEWPORT HOUSE FIRE
(Providence, RI – June 8, 2005) The American Red Cross, Rhode Island Chapter
responded last night to a fire in a single family home on Broadway in Newport.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
ONE THOUSAND ORIGAMI CRANES
Newport Students' Creations to Aid Tsunami Victims
(Newport, RI – June 7, 2005) When students at the Newport Community School
decided to raise money to benefit the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, they didn't opt for the traditional bake sale, car wash, or penny drive. They decided to
make origami cranes, 1000 of them to be exact.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
RED CROSS ASSISTS 6 IN MIDDLETOWN SINGLE-FAMILY HOME FIRE
(Providence, RI – June 7, 2005) The American Red Cross, Rhode Island Chapter has
responded to a fire in a single family home on Aquidneck Drive in Middletown, assisting a total of 6 people.
Thursday, June 2, 2005
RED CROSS ASSISTS MULTIPLE FAMILIES INVOLVED IN 2 SEPARATE FIRES
(Providence, RI – June 2, 2005) The American Red Cross, Rhode Island Chapter
responded to two fires today assisting a total of 14 people.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS TODAY -
RED CROSS URGES LIFE-SAVING PREPAREDNESS STEPS
Hurricane season begins today, June 1, and with it the need to prepare for the
destruction hurricanes can bring. Every year, coastal communities such as those here in the state of Rhode Island suffer the tragic loss of life and property because
of hurricanes, which can devastate a region with destructive winds, heavy rains and flooding, storm surges and tornadoes.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO AIRPORT HOMELAND SECURITY
(Warwick, RI – June 1, 2005) Tomorrow, Thursday, June 2, 2005, over 60 volunteers
from the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter will participate in APEX 2005 in coordination with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and the Rhode Island Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
AMERICAN RED CROSS RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER WELCOMES ANGIE MONCADA,
NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS
(May 26, 2005 - Providence, RI) The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter
welcomes Angie Henderson Moncada as its new Director of Communications & Special Events. Moncada brings to the organization almost a decade of leadership in non-profit and educational settings.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Red Cross Employee to Receive Environmental Merit Award from EPA for
Pawtucket Mercury Response
The New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has
selected Normand Menard, Deputy Director of Emergency Services of the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter, to receive an Environmental Merit Award in
recognition of his exceptional work and commitment to the environment in 2004.
Thursday, April 7, 2005
$50,000 Challenge Grant Presented to the RI Red Cross for Local Disaster
Relief Efforts - Appeal made to community to support the match
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and its employees announced a
$50,000 grant to the local chapter of the American Red Cross, which they hope will be matched by contributions from the community. These funds will assist with
disaster relief services in Rhode Island. The major portion of this grant is funded by BCBSRI employees who recognize the tremendous service that the American Red
Cross of Rhode Island makes every day to our neighbors, friends, and co-workers who are the victims of local disasters. The remaining portion of this grant is made
possible through the BCBSRI charitable giving program.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Great Chefs of RI event to kick off Red Cross Month
On Monday, March 7, 2005, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the American Red Cross, Rhode
Island Chapter will kick off Red Cross Month by hosting the 2nd Annual "Great Chefs of Rhode Island" at the Roger Williams Park Casino. Sponsored by Sovereign Bank,
with NBC 10 and FedEx Kinko's as supporting sponsors, this event will feature signature creations from over 20 notable RI chefs and specialty shops. Guests will
also be able to take part in beer and wine sampling, as well as learn about wine pairing.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Red Cross assisting 21 Newport residents affected by today's fire -- RI
Chapter has unusually busy weekend, assisting 45 people displaced from weekend fires
The American Red Cross, RI Chapter is currently on the scene of an early morning
house fire at 7 Bayview Avenue in Newport. The Red Cross is assisting 21 people, including 3 children, with emergency food and shelter assistance.
Friday, January 28, 2005
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS NEEDS FOR TSUNAMI
RELIEF PROGRAM MET -- Thanks to Generous Rhode Islanders, Fundraising Efforts to Wrap Up
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies today
announced that the $1.2 billion (1.4 billion Swiss francs) pledged worldwide in the 30 days since the tsunami was sufficient to meet the costs of the entire Red Cross
tsunami relief program. Following the Federation's lead, the American Red Cross believes that current contributions and pledges, when received from the American
public, will be sufficient to carry out its immediate and longer-term plans to assist survivors of the deadly tsunami that roared ashore December 26, 2004.
Friday, January 28, 2005
Red Cross assisting 5 adults affected by last night's fire
The American Red Cross, RI Chapter responded to a triple-decker house fire at 127
Ridge Street in Providence at 9:00 pm last evening. The family on the third floor consisted of 5 adults and they required emergency food and shelter assistance from
the Red Cross. College students lived on the 1st and 2nd floors and they opted to stay with friends. The Red Cross is working with the students this morning to determine and provide what assistance is needed.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Red Cross assisting multiple families involved in 2 separate overnight fires
The American Red Cross, RI Chapter had a busy evening last night, responding to two fires overnight and assisting 6 different families -- 14 people in all.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
American Red Cross Says Safety First
Post Blizzard Safety Tips
While our international disaster workers continue to provide relief to victims of the
tsunami half a world away, the American Red Cross is also busy assisting people affected by disasters here at home.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Red Cross assisting 2 Providence families involved in afternoon fire
The American Red Cross, RI Chapter is assisting 2 families involved in today's fire at
191 Cleveland Street in Providence. Two families were affected and the Red Cross is providing emergency food and shelter assistance to 10 people – 6 adults and 4
children. This is the second fire in 24 hours for the RI Chapter of the Red Cross.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Red Cross assisting East Providence family involved in afternoon fire
The American Red Cross, RI Chapter is assisting 1 family involved in today's fire at 67
School Street in East Providence. Four families were affected and three of those families opted to stay with relatives. The Red Cross is providing emergency food and
shelter assistance to 4 adults and 1 infant.
Thursday, January 6, 2005
CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust donates $1 million to tsunami disaster relief
efforts -- Also offers $500,000 challenge match to community to aid tsunami victims
The CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS
Corporation, announced today it is donating $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross in order to assist with relief efforts for victims of the tsunami in southern Asia. Along
with this donation, they pledged to match up to $500,000 made by donors nationwide to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which provides
relief to the victims in southern Asia. This marks the largest gift made in Rhode Island towards this disaster, to date.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005
RI responds overwhelmingly to $10,000 tsunami relief challenge match
offered by Taco, Inc. and The John and Happy White Foundation -- The American Red Cross, RI Chapter has raised $235,000 to date for international relief efforts
Rhode Islanders have responded overwhelmingly to the recent $10,000 challenge match from John Hazen White, Jr. of Taco, Inc. and The John and Happy White
Foundation. On December 30th, Mr. White offered to match up to $10,000 worth of local donations coming in to the American Red Cross, RI Chapter to assist with relief
efforts for victims of the tsunami in southern Asia. Donations poured in over the weekend and the challenge match was met on Monday with over $60,000 raised in response to Mr. White's challenge match.
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Taco, Inc. and The John and Happy White Foundation offer $10,000 challenge match for tsunami disaster relief -- Alan Shawn Feinstein's challenge match
John Hazen White, Jr. of Taco, Inc. and The John and Happy White Foundation have
offered a $10,000 matching grant to assist with relief efforts for victims of the tsunami in southern Asia. This match follows on the heels of Alan Shawn Feinstein's match, offered just 24 hours ago.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Feinstein To Match Donations For Tsunami Relief Efforts
Philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein yesterday pledged to match up to $10,000 in
donations to the American Red Cross of Rhode Island for relief efforts following the tsunami in southern Asia.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
RI Red Cross has unusually busy holiday weekend assisting 14 families involved in fires
RI Chapter is very active this week, responding to many fires and helping with international relief efforts in Asia.
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