American Red Cross News

South Carolina Apartment Fire Destroys 16 Homes, Injures 7

People jumped from their balconies and at least one family tossed a baby to a teen, as fire swept through an apartment complex near the South Carolina coast Thursday night. At least seven people were hurt and the homes of …

South Carolina Hotel Fire Forces Evacuation of 300 Guests, Permanent Residents

Nearly 300 residents were evacuated from a South Carolina hotel after a fire. The Morning News of Florence reports the evacuees included many permanent residents of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Florence. Firefighters from multiple stations arrived Saturday afternoon …

Vandals Contaminated Pennsylvania Mobile Home Park’s Water System

Authorities say vandals contaminated the private water system of a mobile home park in western Pennsylvania, leaving about 50 homes without water service. State police in Westmoreland County say someone entered the community water facility at the Pineview Manor Park …

Willis Re Joins with Tech Firm, Measure, to Raise Drone Usage for Insurers

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, announced a strategic partnership with technology company Measure to advance the use of drones within the insurance industry and bring the latest drone technology to Willis Re clients. The integration of …

Hurricane Experience Aids Fast-Food Chain In Oklahoma

The founder and CEO of a Baton Rouge-based fast-food chain says experience with disasters served the company well after a tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. Todd Graves, of Raising Cane’s, said the chain has about 50 employees in Moore. The restaurant …

CEA, Red Cross Alliance Auction Raises $180K Disaster Readiness and Relief

Two months after joining forces to increase earthquake preparedness in California, the alliance between the California Earthquake Authority and the American Red Cross to put on a statewide online auction in April raised $180,000 preparedness efforts and response programs in …

CEA and Red Cross Combine Forces to Raise Awareness

In what those involved say may bring about many more such pairings, the California Earthquake Authority and the American Red Cross have joined forces to try to boost preparedness and recovery when California’s next damaging earthquake strikes. The two groups …