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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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Red Cross Awards $2M Housing Grant To Help Repair Homes Damaged By Sandy

The American Red Cross has awarded a $2 million grant to Habitat for Humanity International to repair dozens of New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

07/10/2013

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$110 Million Of Red Cross Fund For Sandy Aid Still Unspent

Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn’t spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren’t immediately apparent in the disaster’s wake.

05/28/2013

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3 On Your Side: Pool Safety Advice

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has new numbers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicating young children are most susceptible to drowning accidents.

05/27/2013

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