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If you are a member of the media and have a question, please contact Mary Gygli at gyglim@redcross-cleveland.org or Mary Ellen Urmin at urminm@redcross-cleveland.org

American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland Addresses Swine Flu Medical Emergency; Will Offer Pandemic Flu Planning Seminar Thursday for Businesses and Community-based Organizations 4/28/2009
Is Your Business Prepared for a Pandemic Event?
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Lyle Ganske, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Cleveland Office to Chair 2009 Red Cross Ball of Cleveland 4/9/2009
The Red Cross Ball is among the city's most anticipated and successful galas.
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Microsoft Recognizes American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland 3/13/2009
‘One Stop Technological Shop’ will serve as model to provide training classes.
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American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland Teams up with Aetna to bring GenerationReady to Area Senior Citizens 2/24/2009
The American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland, working with Aetna, is bringing a preparedness planning program to area seniors through Generation Ready, a forty-five minute presentation that will help empower them to be prepared for the unexpected.
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American Red Cross Responds to United Way Funding Cuts 6/18/2008
United Way of Greater Cleveland has dramatically reduced its funding to the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland by 77 percent -- from $1.9 million to an approximate total of $435,000.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Responds to East 163 Fire 2/19/2008
The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross is responding to the needs of the family affected by the tragic fire and resulting loss of life on East 163 Street, providing temporary shelter, food and clothing for the affected individuals.
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Business Finance Magazine Presents Award to Greater Cleveland Chapter 1/11/2008
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter was awarded a 2007 Vision award by Business Finance Magazine in the $500 Million and Under revenue category...
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Responding to Apartment Fire in East Cleveland 12/2/2007
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter is responding to a 32-unit apartment building fire at Rockefeller View Apartments in East Cleveland.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Launches Web-based Volunteer Management System 11/21/2007
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter has launched a web-based Volunteer Management System designed to enhance and facilitate better communication with volunteers before, during and after a disaster.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Names Chairpersons of 2008 Red Cross Ball of Cleveland 11/2/2007
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter announced today Carl J. Grassi and Shawn M. Riley as chairpersons of the 2008 Red Cross Ball of Cleveland.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Receives $10,000 Grant from The Home Depot 10/26/2007
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter today announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer...
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Announces New Board Members, Recognizes Community Partners 10/23/2007
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter today announced its new chairman and board members at its annual business meeting.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Responding to Two Emergencies in Northeast Ohio 10/11/2007
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter responded to two major incidents...
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Projects $40,000 in Assistance to Flood Victims 8/9/2007
Since the morning of Tuesday, August 7, the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter has been helping hundreds of residents affected by flooding in Greater Cleveland...
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Laura Horowitz Joins American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter as Lake County Operations Manager 7/26/2007
Laura Horowitz has joined the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter as the Lake County operations manager.
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Greater Cleveland Chapter Provides Assistance to More Than 150 People in One Month 7/13/2007
In the past 30 days the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to 24 fires in the Cleveland area, including two apartment fires.
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Volunteers Are Key to Success at Greater Cleveland Chapter 7/9/2007
A recent study conducted by The Corporation for National and Community Service claims only 27.5 percent of Clevelanders contribute their time per year in community service...
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Names New Director, Marketing and Communications 5/14/2007
Susan A. Elder has joined the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter as director, marketing and communications.
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Greater Cleveland Chapter Urges Residents to Prepare for Tornado Season 4/30/2007
Each year an average of 16 tornados are reported in Ohio, most of them during the spring months...
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Provides Tips to Prepare for Flooding 3/1/2007
With heavy rains in Northeast Ohio and the potential for flooding, the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter urges residents to be prepared.
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American Red Cross Provides Winter Weather Tips 12/7/2006
Winter weather is upon us; with more than a foot of snow expected in some parts of Cleveland...
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Cleveland Red Cross Welcomes New Board Members, Recognizes Community Partners and Launches $1 Million Challenge Grant 10/25/2006
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter conducted its annual business meeting on October 24, 2006...
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American Red Cross Offers Fire Safety Tips 10/2/2006
October is National Fire Prevention Month, and the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter is asking all Clevelanders to update and rehearse fire evacuation routes...
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2006 American Red Cross Hero Awards 9/29/2006
Eleven extraordinary individuals from our community will be honored as the 2006 American Red Cross Heroes at a luncheon on Friday, November 3 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
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American Red Cross Offers Tips for National Preparedness Month 9/1/2006
The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter recognizes preparedness 365 days per year for members of the region.
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Nominate a Northeast Ohio Hero for a 2006 American Red Cross Hero Award 8/9/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – August 9, 2006 – The fourth biennial American Red Cross Hero Awards, presented by KeyBank, recognize ordinary Northeast Ohioans who have shown extraordinary courage, compassion, character or humanity...
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Chapter Stats from Northeast Ohio Floods 8/9/2006
Cleveland, OH – August 9, 2006 - Shortly after midnight on July 28, as floods began to sweep through our area, our Disaster Team sprang into action. As the cleanup continues, so does our work.
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American Red Cross Statistics from Northeast Ohio July 28 Floods 8/3/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – August 3, 2006 – The American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and Ashtabula responded to the Northeast Ohio July 28 floods in a number of ways.
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Chapter Opens Cooling Center 8/1/2006
Geauga and Lake counties - August 1, 2006 - Staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross today opened and are operating a cooling center at Notre Dame Elementary School...
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Chapter and Goodwill Team Up to Benefit Flood Disaster Victims 8/1/2006
Cleveland, Ohio - August 1, 2006 - The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter, in a new partnership with Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, will begin to provide vouchers...
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Flood Disaster Assistance Continues 7/31/2006
ASHTABULA AND LAKE COUNTIES - JULY 31, 2006 - Staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross continue to provide disaster assistance to those affected by the severe floods that began on July 28th.
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Chapter Provides Shelter and Outreach 7/29/2006
LAKE COUNTY, OHIO – JULY 29, 2006 – Staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter are providing shelter, food, water, clean up kits and other assistance...
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Chapter Responds to Lake County Floods 7/28/2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio – July 28, 2006 – The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter began responding to the widespread flooding in Lake County early this morning...
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Chapter Aids Cuyahoga County Residents in Flooded Areas 6/26/2006
Cleveland, Ohio - June 26, 2006 - As the amount of rain continued to become a concern for many, the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter assisted residents who were affected by the recent floods.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Assists Residents Affected by Cuyahoga Floods 6/23/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – June 23, 2006 - Volunteers and staff of the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter are mobilized to assist residents of Northeast Ohio...
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Greater Cleveland Chapter Provides Emergency Assistance to Victims of Rocky River Fire 6/6/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – June 6, 2006 - Staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter are on site at the Rocky River Civic Center...
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Chapter Continues to Assist Fire Victims 6/6/2006
Cleveland, Ohio - June 6, 2006 - The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter will continue to run a reception center on site in Rocky River...
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Chapter Receives New Arrival 5/3/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – May 3, 2006 – The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter received a new arrival at its headquarters this week. An Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) has been added to the Greater Cleveland Chapter’s fleet of disaster vehicles.
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Roulston Named Chapter Chairman 5/1/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – May 1, 2006 -- Laurie Laidlaw Roulston, Director, Acquisitions and Divestments, Human Resources for Eaton Corporation, was officially named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter in April.
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Change Clocks, Change Smoke Alarm Batteries 3/29/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – March 29, 2006 – The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter reminds residents of the Greater Cleveland area to change their clocks one hour forward and to replace smoke alarm batteries...
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Be Prepared for Tornado Season 3/28/2006
Cleveland, Ohio- March 28, 2006 - The month of April is the official start of tornado season. Every year tornados cause hundreds of deaths...
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Chapter Unveils New Web Site 3/22/2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio – March 22, 2006 – The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter’s Web site recently underwent a metamorphosis.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter responds to house fire in Painesville 2/24/2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 24, 2006 – On Thursday, February 23 the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter responded to a house fire in Painesville. A family of 10 was affected by the fire and Red Cross volunteers provided them with
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter responds to nine-story apartment fire on Hough Avenue 2/22/2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 22, 2006 – Last night the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter’s Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to a nine-story apartment fire at Community Circle II Apartments at 8925 Hough Ave. in Cleveland.
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter responds to ten residential fires over the weekend 2/21/2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 21, 2006 – This past weekend the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter responded to ten house fires in the Greater Cleveland area, including Parma, Cleveland, East Cleveland and Euclid.
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Penton Media Hosts Have A Heart Fundraiser To Benefit Local Red Cross 2/13/2006
Cleveland, Ohio- Feb. 13, 2006- Penton Media is doing its part to help local families affected by house and apartment fires – the number one disaster in Cleveland. On Valentine’s Day...
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American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter and the City of Pepper Pike Partner to Bring Disaster Preparedness Training to Residents 1/9/2006
Cleveland, Ohio – January 9, 2006 – This January, the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter and the City of Pepper Pike will begin to train more than 250 Pepper Pike residents in...
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