Articles by American Red Cross

  • Red Cross responds to victims of three fires in 24 hours

    The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross has responded to three local home fires in less than 24 hours. Red Cross workers met with a family in Wilmington and two families in Supply whose homes were damaged or destroyed by fires last night. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) members are on call day and night to provide immediate emergency assistance to anyone who has experienced a verifiable disaster. DAT volunteers meet with disaster victims to determine their immediate emergency needs and provide temporary shelter, food, clothing, health and mental health services, referrals, and additional resources. READ MORE

  • Red Cross Offers Steps to Stay Safe during Winter Weather

    The American Red Cross has safety steps people should follow as frigid temperatures and heavy snow return to a large portion of the United States. READ MORE

  • Red Cross offers steps to stay safe during winter weather

    The American Red Cross has safety steps people should follow as frigid temperatures and heavy snow return to a large portion of the United States. READ MORE

  • Red Cross Offers Tips to Prepare for Winter Storm

    As another arctic chill makes its way across the US, winter storm warnings have been issued throughout eastern NC and many coastal counties could see significant snow and ice beginning Tuesday and through Wednesday. The Red Cross urges people to be careful during the winter storm and is working with emergency officials to prepare to respond if necessary. READ MORE

  • UPDATE: No injuries reported in Sunday fire

    Nearly 30 people were displaced after a small fire set off water sprinklers at a Sneads Ferry apartment complex. READ MORE

  • Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after winter storm

    Norfolk, Va. — As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. READ MORE

  • Eastern N.C. Red Cross offers winter preparedness advice

    As the Southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed. Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened. Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City. These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. READ MORE

  • March is Red Cross Month

    Capt. Bob Beck and local Red Cross members will kick off Red Cross Month from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at The Marina Café, 110 South Marine Blvd. READ MORE

  • Be an everyday hero during Red Cross Month

    Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks. READ MORE

  • Red Cross notes spike in disaster costs spawned by winter weather

    EASTERN N.C. -- The Eastern N.C. Region of the American Red Cross has seen an increase in disaster-related costs since the beginning of the fiscal year. The region is more than $50,000 over budget in direct financial assistance to disaster victims. In addition to this, winter storm responses in February have cost an additional $40,000. READ MORE

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