Red Cross in The News
The Latest Media Coverage of the Red Cross - From Interviews With Key Personnel to Mission-Related Stories
Additional news media stories and interview clips with Red Cross leadership can be viewed here.
The Red Cross also produces a monthly news segment on The Weather Channel featuring Red Cross experts providing timely, life-saving information on weather-related emergencies, disaster preparedness, and humanitarian services. The Weather Red Report airs the first Sunday each month at 8:40 am EST on The Weather Channel.
Keeping Children Safe at the Beach or Pool
June 11 - Dr. Linda Quan, Vice Chair of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, stresses the importance of knowing about the water, knowing how to engage with the water and learning how to swim.
Q&A with American Red Cross President Gail McGovern
June 6 - Gail McGovern authors an article sharing how the American Red Cross and its team of volunteers and first responders stop at nothing to support communities devastated by natural disasters.
13 Things You Should Never Do During a Power Outage
June 1 - Jim Judge, a Red Cross disaster expert, shares advice on what you shouldn’t do during a power outage to stay safe.
Lava almost destroyed this woman’s home—now she’s on a mission to help her neighbors
May 30 - Lava flow almost destroyed this woman’s home in 2014. Now, she’s volunteering with the Red Cross to help other residents on the Big Island in Hawaii after the most recent volcanic eruption.
It’s Time for Hurricane Prep. Are You Ready?
May 18 - Red Cross preparedness expert, Tom Heneghan, shares what you should do now to get ready for hurricane season.
15 Ways You Can Help After a Natural Disaster (Hint: It’s Rarely Donate Clothes)
May 18 - To help families and communities after a disaster, Red Cross suggests volunteering time and selling goods instead of donating them.
Red Cross Announces the #1 Cause of House Fires, and It’s Not What You Think.
May 1 - Red Cross provides tips on how to prevent kitchen fires.
The America I See Is Not Divided
April 30 - Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern shares her opinion on how the values that unite Americans are stronger than those that divide us.
Japan's 'Bosai Girls' bring fashion to disaster relief
April 24 - Despite emergency management being a traditionally male-dominated space, disaster relief organizations around the world – including the Red Cross – provide opportunities for women and millennials to take on meaningful roles.
Mom gets frightening call about military son. But what happens next—’I wanted things done’
March 28 - Gold Star mom Diane Frappier often volunteers more than 50 hours a week with the Red Cross to ensure that active-duty military, veterans and their families are well taken care of in their time of need.
When Disaster Strikes: Climate Resilience & Community Response in the Wake of Natural Disasters
March 25 - Brad Kieserman, VP of Red Cross Disaster Operations and Logistics, wrote about how the Red Cross used technology to respond to the historic disasters of 2017.
This Women's History Month, Let's Celebrate Red Cross Founder Clara Barton and Those She Has Inspired
March 22 - Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern honors Red Cross founder Clara Barton and other women who have contributed to the humanitarian cause.
Husband Saves Wife by Administering CPR as She Went Into Cardiac Arrest Weeks After Giving Birth
March 8 - A husband relied on his Red Cross CPR training to save his wife as she went into cardiac arrest just weeks after she gave birth to their son.
All the Fire Safety Lessons "This Is Us" Is Trying to Teach Us
February 5 - Red Cross provides fire safety tips after home fire tragedy on popular NBC drama ‘This is Us.’
Don't Get the Flu at a Super Bowl Party
February 3 - Jeffrey Pellegrino, member of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, shares tips on how to avoid getting the flu when attending parties for the Big Game.