American Red Cross

Alabama Storms
5:10 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Ala. Red Cross Moving Tornado Service Center

The American Red Cross is moving its service center in Mobile to a new location to aid victims of the Christmas day tornadoes.
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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.


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.

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Arts & Life
5:55 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Volunteers, Relief Groups Help Ala Storm Victims

Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore is seen drinking a hot beverage from the Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama's mobile canteen in midtown Mobile on Dec. 26, 2012. Cantore was covering the tornado damage that occurred on Christmas Day.
Katie Emer/Salvation Army

Relief agencies and volunteers are helping out victims of the tornadoes that hit Alabama on Christmas Day.


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.


The Salvation Army says it has fed more than 1,000 people in Mobile, and it's also providing food in Troy. A tornado caused widespread damage in the southeast Alabama county.

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Business & Education
8:14 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Alabama Tornado Volunteer Honored at White House

Dr. J. Suzanne Horsley is receiving recognition for her work with the American Red Cross.
uanews.ua.edu University of Alabama

An assistant professor at the University of Alabama, Suzanne Horsley, will be honored at the White House on Friday.


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.

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Emergency Preparedness
4:32 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Red Cross Launches Hurricane App For Smart Phones

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The American Red Cross is launching a hurricane app for smart phones.

The nonprofit organization said the technology is designed for people who visit or live in hurricane-prone areas.

Officials say the free app is available for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.

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.