American Red Cross http://apr.org en Ala. Red Cross Moving Tornado Service Center http://apr.org/post/ala-red-cross-moving-tornado-service-center <P>The American Red Cross has announced it plans to close its casework service center at the Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, but plans to continue helping residents affected by the Christmas tornado in a new location.</P> <P>Red Cross officials Friday said the service center on Dauphin Way would close at 4 p.m. and caseworkers will meet clients daily at the Red Cross office on North Sage Avenue near Ishee Street in Mobile from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday.</P> <P>Red Cross representatives say assistance is being provided for people whose homes were damaged or destroyed. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 23:10:05 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22819 at http://apr.org Ala. Red Cross Moving Tornado Service Center Volunteers, Relief Groups Help Ala Storm Victims http://apr.org/post/volunteers-relief-groups-help-ala-storm-victims <DIV> <P>Relief agencies and volunteers are helping out victims of the tornadoes that hit Alabama on Christmas Day.</P> <P>The American Red Cross says volunteers have distributed bottled water, shovels, rakes and clean-up kits to people in Mobile and Prichard, where dozens of homes were damaged. They've also provided tarps to people whose roofs were damaged.</P> <P>The Salvation Army says it has fed more than 1,000 people in Mobile, and it's also providing food in Troy. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:55:59 +0000 The Associated Press & the asso 22464 at http://apr.org Volunteers, Relief Groups Help Ala Storm Victims Alabama Tornado Volunteer Honored at White House http://apr.org/post/alabama-tornado-volunteer-honored-white-house <P>An assistant professor at the University of Alabama, Suzanne Horsley, will be honored at the White House on Friday.</P> <P>She's one of nine people being recognized as "Champions of Change" for the time and effort they have devoted to the American Red Cross.</P> <P>A White House spokesman said Horsley is a long-time volunteer and she spent many days working at a Red Cross shelter in Tuscaloosa after the killer tornado in April 2011 even though her own home was damaged She and her public relations students launched a fundraising effort for Red Cross disaster relief. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:14:34 +0000 The Associated Press 17786 at http://apr.org Alabama Tornado Volunteer Honored at White House Red Cross Launches Hurricane App For Smart Phones http://apr.org/post/red-cross-launches-hurricane-app-smart-phones-0 <p>The American Red Cross is launching a hurricane app for smart phones.</p><p>The nonprofit organization said the technology is designed for people who visit or live in hurricane-prone areas.</p><p>Officials say the free app is available for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.</p><p>Authorities say the new app gives instant access to local and real-time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. It also allows people to monitor personalized weather alerts in locations where family and friends reside and share information with others in their social networks.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:32:35 +0000 Associated Press 15499 at http://apr.org Red Cross Launches Hurricane App For Smart Phones