Renee Cardwell Hughes

(Philadelphia Fire Department and Red Cross personnel muster at 59th and Pine Streets, in West Philadelphia, getting ready to install smoke detectors in homes, free of charge.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Phila. Fire Dept. and Red Cross Supplying Free Smoke Alarms To Needy Homes

The American Red Cross and the Philadelphia Fire Department are partnering in an effort to eliminate fire deaths in the city.


(A burial team from the Liberian Red Cross collects the body of an Ebola victim from his home on October 8th.  The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa.  Photo by John Moore/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Groups Joining Worldwide Effort To Help Ebola Victims

“This is an evolving process, so our response is developing as the scope of the situation arises,” says Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania.


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Local Red Cross Chapter Also Proving Its Worth Nationally

Over the weekend, eight volunteers with the Red Cross of Southeastern PA helped out with the agency’s storm response in Dallas.


(A structure sits in ruins in the aftermath of a mudslide and related flooding on March 25, 2014 in Oso, Wash.  Photo by David Ryder/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Red Cross Volunteers Help at Scene of Wash. State Mudslide

The local Red Cross chapter now has two volunteers — one a mental health counselor and the other a communications representative — working in the Washington state disaster zone.


(Jared Yaron outside the ornate main doors of "Trust," at Third and Arch Streets.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Local Marketplace, Global Recipes, and More!

This week on “What’s Cooking,” KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on a new food market/restaurant coming to Old City, a new cookbook by a Philadelphia author, and the Red Cross’ annual ball.


(Southeastern PA Red Cross CEO Renee Hughes talks about the typhoon relief efforts. Credit: CBS)

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”.


(L-R: Grant McLoughlin, executive VP of Fresh Grocer; Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the Southeastern Pa. chapter of the American Red Cross; Patrick Burns, CEO of Fresh Grocer; and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Area Supermarket Chain Delivers Red Cross Donations, Starts on Next Campaign

Patrick Burns, president and CEO of the Fresh Grocer supermarkets, handed the mock check to Renee Cardwell Hughes, the Red Cross chapter CEO, during a brief ceremony inside the Fresh Grocer store in the 5600 block of Chestnut Street, in West Philadelphia.


(Jaime Castle of the Hughes Center, with some tasty treats.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Mediterranean Wines, and Two Fundraisers

A local medical practice is hosting a boardwalk-themed fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross “Red Ball” is ahead, and a wine bar has a nod to the Ides of March.


(At the kickoff of "Fire Safe Fridays," a volunteer brings safety information to a home in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Red Cross and Animal Sheltering Group Make Fridays a Fire Safety Day

The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania has teamed up with Red Paw Emergency Relief, an animal safety organization, for “Fire Safe Fridays.”


Kids hit the dance floor with some Red Cross characters at the Loews in Center City. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Holiday Cheer For Children Who Have Had A Tough Year

The local chapter of the American Red Cross held its annual holiday party Thursday night for children affected by some kind of disaster over the past year.


(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers addresses a community gathering at the Center in the Park.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Time To Change Batteries In Old-Style Smoke Alarms, Philadelphia Officials Say

Change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks, safety officials were urging Philadelphians.


(A Red Cross shelter at Cheltenham High School awaited the displaced as Hurricane Sandy approached the Delaware Valley.  File photo by Tim Jimenez)

Red Cross Seeking Donations To Help Offset ‘Sandy’ Relief Efforts

Judge Renee Hughes, CEO of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross, says the most useful thing to donate is money.


(Red Cross workers pack up one of the trucks that will be stationed throughout the Delaware Valley.   Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Local Red Cross Readies Emergency Supplies For Hurricane Relief

The American Red Cross is mobilizing in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.


(Claudia and Richard Launey board up their home in New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Isaac.  Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Red Cross Workers From Philadelphia Help Coordinate ‘Isaac’ Relief Effort

Volunteers from the Philadelphia area chapter are helping in efforts there, and the Red Cross is also reminding residents in our area about emergency preparedness for future mishaps, whenever they might occur.


(Graphic from NOAA, as of 8/23/2012.)

Philadelphia-Area Red Cross Dispatches Workers To ‘Isaac’ Threat Zone

With the threat that Tropical Storm Isaac will make landfall in Florida in the next few days, some specially trained American Red Cross disaster workers from the Philadelphia area have been deployed to the area.