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  • Red Cross: 22 dead in attacks on Kenyan coast

    July 6, 2014 3:44 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Twenty-two people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen on the Kenyan coast, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked militants claimed responsibility but Kenyan officials blamed local separatists. The Saturday night attacks left 13 dead in the town of Hindi and nine dead and one... more »
  • More than 50 Red Cross volunteers providing aid across region

    May 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    The American Red Cross continues helping residents after heavy rains flooded communities across south Louisiana this week - and rain is ongoing in some areas. In Maurice, a Red Cross shelter remained open overnight with about a dozen residents staying there. More than 50 trained volunteers and staff have... more »
  • Red Cross Provides Tips to Stay Safe After a Winter Storm

    January 29, 2014 8:43 AM

    JANUARY 29, 2014 - The American Red Cross has managed five warming centers overnight to help residents impacted by the storms by offering a warm, dry place to stay, a meal and a shoulder to lean on. And, as the icy weather begins to thaw, the Red Cross offers safety... more »
  • Tornado Clean Up in Rayne Continues

    March 9, 2011 7:23 PM

    Crews are still cleaning the streets of Rayne after Saturday's tornado. Hundreds of volunteers have been working to make progress, but residents say there is still much more work to be done. Erica Hulin lost her home in the 135 mile per hour tornado. She said it's the most terrifying... more »
  • American Red Cross is still taking donations

    March 9, 2011 6:19 AM

    The Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross is taking in all monetary donations for Saturday's tornado victims. The red cross stresses financial donations are the best option because that allows red cross to put the money exactly where it is most needed. The red cross is taking... more »
  • Family Displaced By Fire Upset At Red Cross

    December 13, 2010 7:23 PM

    New developments in that Carencro apartment fire that left ten families homeless. Tonight, one of the families is talking with KATC'S Mike Magnoli about a lack of help from the red cross. ... "Other people told us go to the Red Cross, but we're getting the runaround." Shallen Skinner and... more »
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Red Cross Fraud

    May 27, 2010 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 27-year-old Hammond woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding the American Red Cross. Keyona Dalton pleaded guilty to making fraudulent applications for financial assistance during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. According to court documents, the Red Cross made disaster assistance money of up... more »
  • Chile's Need Hidden Behind Haiti

    March 2, 2010 2:06 PM

    Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross. The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal. Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »
  • Haiti Earthquake Response

    January 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    " Monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions. " Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information at or call 703-276-1914. "... more »
  • Red Cross website helps Haitians trace loved ones

    January 14, 2010 2:33 PM

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince. The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members. The site can... more »
  • Acadiana Donates to Haiti

    January 14, 2010 1:35 PM

    The American Red Cross has collected more than $10 million so far, but they still need aid, and locals are lending a helping hand. The Haitians' devastation is felt here in Acadiana. Locals, like Clifton Sias, are helping them through this disaster. "I decided to donate because this... more »

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