Red Cross

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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1:24 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Monday, an EF-4 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma leaving many homes destroyed and families searching to find their loved ones. Within hours, organizations across the nation began efforts to help the victims and provide relief to disaster responders. Here’s how you can help in your area:

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Hurricane Sandy
10:39 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Ky. Blood Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York

Blood donations have been in high demand since Super Storm ‘Sandy’ struck the eastern seaboard.  As part of a national network, blood gathered by the Lexington-based Kentucky Blood Center has been sent to disaster areas.   Blood Center spokeswoman Denise Fields says some blood products collect in the commonwealth have already been sent to New York.

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2:37 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims

Western Kentucky Red Cross chapters have deployed seven volunteers to help with Hurricane Isaac Storm clean up. Paducah Area Red Cross Director Jessica Toren says the volunteers from four chapters have deployed to locations in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana, and more volunteers are on standby. 

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8:32 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Red Cross Couple Awaits Storm

A husband and wife from McCracken County are in Alabama this morning, hoping to help out when Tropical Storm Issac makes landfall. The Paducah Sun reports volunteers Eddie and Patricia Jordan drove a Red Cross emergency response vehicle to Montgomery yesterday to await the storm and aid its anticipated victims. Forecasters say the tropical storm could strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall tomorrow or Wednesday.  

Health and Welfare
7:22 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Red Cross Warns of Heat-Related Illness

With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees across Illinois, experts there say it's time to take precautions. American Red Cross experts say signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, sweating and headaches. 

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Storm Relief
7:40 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Kentucky State Police Accepting Storm Donations


Kentucky State Police posts across the commonwealth are accepting donations of nonperishable food and cleaning supplies for storm victims. Collection begins today at all KSP posts and will continue through the weekend. The agency says only food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, bedding and the like should be brought to police posts. Monetary donations should be made to service organizations, such as the Red Cross.

3:49 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Red Cross Seeks Help in Tornado Relief

Kentucky Public Radio

Relief and recovery efforts continue today across Kentucky and southern Indiana, where Friday’s outbreak of tornadoes killed more than 30 people and caused widespread devastation. Governor Steve Beshear has dispatched more than 200 National Guard troops to the hardest hit areas. Red Cross shelters are open across Kentucky. And Red Cross spokeswoman Vicki Eichstaedt says the best way for people to help tornado victims everywhere is with a financial contribution to the agency. You can find information on how to give here.