The Red Cross says last Sunday’s tornadoes illustrate how disasters can devastate communities, but it says the biggest threat to Chicago area families isn’t severe weather, but fires.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago cut the ribbon on its expanded facility this morning at 2220 W. Harrison in the Medical District on the West Side.
Fire engines, trucks and ambulances jammed the blocks surrounding a burning apartment building in the Avondale neighborhood today.
Both Lifesource and the American Red Cross say they’re in need of RH-negative donors. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts.
Martha Carlos, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, has seen all kinds of non-cash donations, including stocks and bonds, unused gift cards and unused airline miles. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.
On this Halloween, the Red Cross wants your blood.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
Twenty-two people were displaced from their homes when an extra-alarm blaze damaged two apartment buildings in west suburban Maywood Friday night.
The health department in Porter County, Ind., is investigating whether food provided by the Red Cross at a train collision scene made first responders sick.
Chicagoans will be helping relief and repair efforts in the hurricane zone. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and ComEd have already deployed crews in advance of the storm.
Three women, one of whom was severely burned, and two firefighters were injured during an early morning fire in Aurora Saturday.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago wasted no time putting nurse Mary Witherspoon to work when she volunteered to work with them at disaster scenes in January.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has sent equipment and a disaster-relief worker to North Carolina, which has been hard hit by deadly tornadoes.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago assisted 28 people from three Saturday morning fires throughout the city.
The American Red Cross has opened ten shelters in the Chicago area to house stranded travelers and people displaced by Tuesday’s powerful blizzard.