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Statistics cannot measure courage: a story of hope in Nepal

I met Mingmar with her 10-month-old daughter Lhakpa at the airport at the end of July, when we were asked to fly them back to Langtang, a village high in the Himalayas. 792 more words


Full-scale exercise readies Red Cross and its partners for disaster response

Story by Dan Williams, Executive Director, American Red Cross serving Northern Minnesota

Disaster response training is serious business for a wide range of players. Government, military, hospitals, schools, and non-profit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, are among them. 1,042 more words

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Public Health in the News - August 30, 2015


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My Journey into amateur radio

I have wanted to be a licensed ham radio operator since I was  kid. I grew up in North Dakota, in a town of 1200 people, and then, after grade school, a town of 2500 people. 103 more words

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250,000 Thank yous to American Red Cross Volunteers

Today, August 28 is the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Ten years ago I was at the beach watching the news with my family, nervous but on vacation. 1,130 more words

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Red Cross for life after Katrina

“I became a Red Crosser for life after Katrina.” Ten years ago, Dan Hoffman, from New Brighton, Minnesota, was one of 245,000 Red Cross disaster workers who responded to Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005.  1,026 more words

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Since Katrina, Better Disaster Response Helps Connect Pets And People

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outside the nearly 2,000 human fatalities from Hurricane Katrina, the disaster displaced or killed hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals at a time when rescues focused on people and pets were left behind. 619 more words