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2:02 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Flood Shelter Opens in Paducah

Vehicles are seen in floodwaters on Jackson Street Tuesday morning in Paducah.
Credit Michael Jones

  A shelter has been set up for evacuated flood victims in McCracken County.

American Red Cross Manager Angela Roberts says they have identified four affected areas, mostly within the Paducah city limits.

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Society
11:06 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Red Cross Seeks Summer Blood Donations

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The American Red Cross is sending out an appeal for blood donations.  

With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, it’s always challenging to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients, but Spokeswoman Regina Conway with the Tennessee Valley Region says blood donations typically decline during the summer months.

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Science
3:52 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Nashville Red Cross Seeks Donors During Seasonal Summer Blood Shortage

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High school and college blood drives account for 20% of the donations received by the American Red Cross, which explains the seasonal shortage each summer as schools are out of session and people go on vacations. American Red Cross Nashville's Regina Conway joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about all the blood donation opportunities in our region this month, and offers some reassuring advice for those squeamish of needles.

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Society
6:56 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says, as many as 40 percent of the organization's emergency vehicles were assigned for public relations purposes. This photo, which shows one of the trucks on Long Island, N.Y., in January 2013, is one example of the many publicity photos taken by the Red Cross.
Les Stone American Red Cross

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:06 pm

This week, NPR and ProPublica have been reporting on the Red Cross response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Isaac and other major storms.

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NPR News Investigations
9:34 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Red Cross 'Diverted Assets' During Storms' Aftermath To Focus On Image

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says, as many as 40 percent of the organization's emergency vehicles were assigned for public relations purposes. This photo, which shows one of the trucks in Long Island, N.Y., in January 2013, is one example of the many publicity photos taken by the Red Cross.
Les Stone American Red Cross

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 3:33 pm

Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help — donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross.

President Obama, like most elected officials and celebrities, vouched for the organization, encouraging people to give.

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Society
3:04 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Red Cross May Close Local Chapters as Part of Restructuring Plan

    

The American Red Cross is looking to restructure its presence nationwide by merging some of its smaller chapters, which could mean the closure of some in our region.

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Brookport Tornado
7:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Brookport Aid Groups Transition From Emergency Response to Recovery

Residents rummage through debris on Nov. 18, one day after the tornado struck the Brookport region and took three lives.
Credit John Paul Henry

Aid groups are switching from emergency response to recovery in Brookport, Illinois more than a month after a tornado outbreak  took three lives and destroyed dozens of homes.

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Culture
12:57 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Madisonville's 1st Annual 'MAD Flavor Fest' Features Arts & Music

Madisonville is hosting the 1st Annual MAD Flavor Fest this Saturday, celebrating artists of all medias in the Western Kentucky region The MAD Flavor Fest will feature over 20 arts and crafts makers, 24 local musicians, 12 independent film, and food venders from The Crowded House to Patterson's Tru Blu BBQ. All profits from this festival will go to the Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross. Kate Lochte speaks with Jessica Dockrey about the event. See more at the Mad Flavor Fest website.