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Officials Remind Chester County Residents About Shelter, Resources Available While Power Outages Persist

Emergency management crews in Chester County are encouraging folks without power to keep themselves safe while power outages persist.

02/07/2014

(A sign on the door of a Red Cross shelter set up at Lionville Middle School indicates that pets are not allowed at that location.  Photo by David Madden)

Some Residents Without Power Spend Night At Red Cross Shelters

More than a hundred people spent the night at the Lionville Middle School before a larger shelter opened at West Chester University.

02/06/2014

(Nick Knook and Katie Wilkinson, with the Super Bowl tickets she won in a raffle for blood donors.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Mt. Laurel Woman Taking Her Bridegroom To Super Bowl With Windfall Tickets

Katie Wilkinson won a pair of Super Bowl tickets in a Red Cross promotion for blood donors. She’s getting married on Saturday; the game is Sunday.

01/30/2014

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As Temperatures Drop, Home Fire Risks Go Up

As the American Red Cross tells us, when you are trying to stay warm, it’s always important to stay safe.

01/23/2014

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Red Cross Focuses On Fire Prevention For MLK Day

Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday has been designated by Congress as a ‘Day of Service’. The Red Cross is focusing on fire prevention.

01/20/2014

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Local Red Cross Officials Say There’s Been A Huge Jump In Fires Recently

By Tim Jimenez PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Red Cross officials say they’ve seen a jolt in fires in the area during the past month, including one on Saturday that killed two people in Northeast Philadelphia (read […]

01/11/2014

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Eagles Fans Rally To Save Lives

Nearly 1,000 fans participated in the 6th annual Philadelphia Eagles blood drive on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

12/28/2013

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Red Cross Helping Those Impacted By Super Typhoon In The Philippines

Since opening up a 24-hour call center in Philadelphia to help people looking for friends and family in the Philippines on Saturday, the local chapter of the Red Cross says more than 300 calls have come in.

11/11/2013

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Local Red Cross Provides Aid In Wake Of Typhoon’s Destruction

Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the local Red Cross, says the agency offers a service called “Family Tracing”.

11/09/2013

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Donations Help Mantoloking Couple Rebuild After Superstorm Sandy

Lynn and Roger were given about $40,000 – a fourth of that from the Red Cross.

10/29/2013

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One Year After Superstorm Sandy, American Red Cross Holds “Thank a Thon” Phone Bank at CBS 3’s Studios

In an effort to show further gratitude, the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania will be holding a “Thank a Thon” phone bank at CBS 3’s studios on Tuesday, October 29th from 12pm – 7pm.

10/29/2013

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Fire Damages Delaware Home, Family Displaced

The fire, reported shortly after midnight, occurred in the unit block of Second Avenue in Overlook Colony near the Philadelphia Pike in Claymont.

10/27/2013

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In Center City, Advanced Workshops For Disaster Relief Workers

The Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross invited members of the South Philadelphia-based Red Paw Emergency Relief Team to its disaster training institute.

10/25/2013

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Emergency Organizations Reach Out To Philadelphia’s Commuting Public

FEMA, Amtrak police, and the Red Cross were among the many agencies who set up information booths inside the main lobby at the 30th Street train station.

09/20/2013

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Fire Rips Through Four Homes In Port Richmond, 5 Families Homeless

The blaze broke out around 1 a.m. Sunday at a row home along the 2800 block of Memphis Street and quickly spread to three other homes.

07/21/2013

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