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Ozarks Red Cross / Flickr

The Holts Summit community and the American Red Cross are assisting the residents of the Evergreen Apartment complex after a fire last Friday.

“We’ve been meeting their immediate needs with some funds to buy food and clothing since most of them lost everything in the fire,” said American Red Cross Disaster Specialist Kath Mayne.

Winter storm causes regional blood shortage

Feb 22, 2013
Southern Blood Services Region / Flickr

Yesterday's storm shut down many blood centers in Mid-Missouri, leading to a blood shortage in the region.

Rural road in Nebraska
KBIA

The National Safety Council estimates that more than 400 traffic fatalities will occur during the holiday period starting today and continuing through Sunday night.  

The Eggplant / Flickr

Two Red Cross volunteers deploy on Thursday to the East Coast today with relief efforts still underway after Hurricane Sandy. The volunteers will be working in New Brunswik and White Plains, New York.

Missouri volunteers lend a helping hand

Oct 30, 2012
The Birkes / Flickr

As Hurricane Sandy’s death toll rises, the storm leaves thousands of people homeless and millions without power.