Red Cross News

Fireworks Blamed for Fire That Destroyed New York Apartment Building

Fireworks may have started a fire that destroyed a three-story apartment building in Yonkers, injured 12 firefighters and left six families homeless, a fire department official said Sunday. The Journal News reported that more than 100 firefighters responded to the …

How to Manage Two Disasters at Same Time

On March 5, Tennessee governor Bill Lee announced the state’s first confirmed case of Covid-19. Three weeks later on Easter Sunday, tornadoes touched down outside of Chattanooga, killing four people and flattening 2,000 structures. Since the start of the pandemic, …

20 Indianapolis Families Displaced by Flooding

The Red Cross says about 20 families have been displaced from their Indianapolis homes after heavy rains inundated parts of Indiana. The organization said in a news release that it’s working with fire officials to provide emergency housing for 50 …

Red Cross App Helps Colorado, Wyoming Citizens Affected By Floods

Red Cross officials have announced the release of a smartphone application they hope will save lives if Colorado and Wyoming experience floods from runoff this spring. Gino Greco, CEO of the Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region, says “the floods …