Stories tagged: Red Cross
Mon., March 12, 2018
Prepping pillowcases for emergencies
Red Cross chapters bring emergency preparedness activities to schools and libraries to help elementary-age kids learn basic information about natural disasters. The program was first created by the agency’s Southeast …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Aid delivered to Syria’s Ghouta amid renewed violence
An aid convoy crossed into the embattled rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on Friday, delivering desperately needed aid despite heavy fighting that broke out “extremely close” to the convoy and renewed …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Police pledge ‘purity squads’ to crack down on prostitution
The police chief ordered all houses of ill-repute on Trent Avenue to close down – all 17 of them.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
After deployment to Puerto Rico, Spokane Valley volunteer describes difficult, uplifting experience
When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it caused catastrophic damage to the island – flooding roadways, collapsing power grids and destroying homes. Valley resident Devin …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
SEL donates $150K to Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts
The company also is offering its customers a price reduction, and expedited shipping, for products bound for the affected areas along the Gulf Coast.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Spokane lends a helping hand to those hurt by Harvey
Brock Maslonka’s power line company is based in Spokane, but he and his crew happened to be in San Antonio when Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast. Maslonka Powerline Services, …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Red Cross shelters evacuees from coastal Oregon fire
The Red Cross says it provided shelter to about 50 people who evacuated their homes because of a wildfire near the coast of southwest Oregon.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed amid shortage
The American Red Cross says its blood supply is facing a serious shortage after receiving fewer donations than expected in recent months.
Sun., June 4, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Local Greeks for American Red Cross
About 70 Greeks, “representing practically the entire colony in Spokane,” showed their patriotic spirit by donating a total of $250 to the American Red Cross.
Sat., May 20, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary to give speech at Lewis and Clark High School
Spokane was preparing for the arrival of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, the famed arctic explorer. City dignitaries planned to greet Peary at the train station and take him “on …
Mon., April 17, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Mother receives letter home from Red Cross ambulance driver at the front of World War I
The Spokesman-Review published a letter from a Red Cross ambulance driver at the front in France, written to his mother. “Maybe you think that my head has been turned by …
Tue., April 11, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Women needed in the workforce as men head to World War I
The headline of an editorial read, “How Women Will Help Win the War.” Replacing men in offices, that’s how. With so many men going off to war, women would have …
Sun., April 2, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Women volunteer for Red Cross, Navy and other jobs to assist war effort
With Congress preparing to declare war on Germany, Spokane women enthusiastically responded to a call to join the National League for Women’s Service. “300 women crowded the chamber of commerce …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
46 ‘severely injured’ people remain at Nigeria accidental bombing scene
At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria’s military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Red Cross warns of ‘desperate’ situation in Yemen’s Taiz
An international aid group has warned of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen’s western city of Taiz, saying that corpses litter the streets and civilians are trapped.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts
Thousands of attacks in recent years on medical facilities in conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have killed hundreds in brazen violation of humanitarian norms.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya
A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope for survivors
It was supposed to be a family reunion to celebrate a young relative’s start of college. But the gathering ended in tragedy when a collapsing building crushed 17-year-old Sayira Quinde, …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
No takers at Red Cross shelter in Kootenai County
American Red Cross didn’t get any takers Thursday night at a Kootenai County shelter for residents impacted by the power outages.
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s first Red Cross organization was formally established in a meeting of 50 women at the Davenport Hotel’s Elizabethan Room.
Thu., July 31, 2014
Mobile home park residents still feeling storm’s clout
It’s been a week of living without power, having to boil water and, for some, worrying about looters, sleeping at an emergency shelter and salvaging what’s left from shattered homes …
Wed., July 23, 2014
Weather helps firefighters in Methow Valley
Favorable weather Tuesday helped more than 2,100 firefighters begin to contain the devastating wildfire in Okanogan County. The blaze, known as the Carlton Complex fire, has scorched 250,136 acres, or …
Thu., May 29, 2014
Fire on the Runway fashion show features local firefighters
Trudy Raymond, 69, slipped on a shimmering dark blue evening dress at Audrey’s, a Boutique, on a recent afternoon, and slowly pivoted in front of a mirror. Raymond will be …
Tue., April 22, 2014, 7:49 a.m.
Firefighters douse West Central kitchen fire
A fire that broke out around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday caused $20,000 worth of damage to a home in West Central before it was extinguished, according to a news release.
Wed., April 16, 2014
Red Cross helping residents of burned apartments
The Red Cross will keep its shelter open for at least another week to help 55 people displaced from an apartment fire Saturday. The organization is working to help people …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2013, 9:56 a.m.
Spokane home damaged in second fire in a week
A fire broke out in a Spokane home for the second time in a week.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Region’s residents help with Hurricane Sandy aid
When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast on Oct. 29, the American Red Cross sprang into action. Volunteers from across the U.S. converged on storm-damaged cities. Thirty-two of those volunteers …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
Send holiday cards to military via Red Cross
South Hill Pediatric Dentistry is teaming with the Red Cross for its Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Children are encouraged to create holiday cards for troops overseas and drop them …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012
Spokane-area man runs storm shelter operations in New York City
Red Cross relief efforts in New York are being organized by an Eastern Washington retiree pressed into service because of his nearly four decades of disaster management experience. Glenn Lockwood, …