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    Social Data and Emergency Communications

    The American Red Cross hosted a day-long conference on the use of the Internet and social media in emergency communications. Participants talked about the need for better communication…

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    Social Data and Emergency Communications

    The American Red Cross hosted a day-long conference on the use of the Internet and social media in emergency communications. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency…

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    FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Craig Fugate and Charley Shimanski held a conference call with reporters to give an update on relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Housing, rental assistance, and continued power…

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    FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They focused on power restoration…

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    Crisis Communications

    Heather Blanchard talked about her organization, CrisisCommons, and social media crisis communications. Topics included the creation of a common jargon for crisis responders. Her…

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    Social Media and Emergency Response

    Federal, state and local government officials talked about their use of social media in emergency responses to natural disasters. They also responded to questions from the…

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    FEMA, HUD, and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate and Red Cross Senior Vice President Charley Shimanski conducted a…

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    Hurricane Sandy Briefing

    Federal public safety officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They gave updates on the…

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    FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Craig Fugate and Charley Shimanski spoke with reporters via conference calls Hurricane Sand relief and recovery. Mr. Fugate said an additional 42,000 people were without power…

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    FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate and Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Services Charley Shimanski held a conference call with media regarding…

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    ICL and the Blood Supply

    American Red Cross AIDS experts discussed public safety concerns about the new ICL, an AIDS-like virus. Red Cross officials also talked about safety issuses concerning AIDS, ICL, and…

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    Disaster Preparedness

    Participants talked about responses to national and local emergencies and major disasters. Among the topics they addressed were cooperation between agencies and the federal and local…

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    Red Cross President Retirement Announcement

    Ms. Healy announced her retirement as president of the Red Cross. In her remarks she expressed sympathy for victims and families of those lost in terrorist attacks on the U.S. and…

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    Natural Disasters of 1998

    Mr. Clizbe described 1998 as a “remarkable” year in disaster relief noting that the Red Cross had spent $160 million in response to 239 disasters. After his remarks he…

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    Relief Efforts for China

    President Bush made remarks after participating in a meeting at American Red Cross National Headquarters on earthquake relief efforts for the People’s Republic of China.

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    Red Cross President Resignation

    Mrs. Dole announced her retirement as president of the American Red Cross noting the gains made over the last several years. She said that the Red Cross was more fiscally sound…

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    Fund for Afghan Children

    Standing in front of a stairwell of school children, President Bush spoke about his campaign to get children donate to a fund to benefit the children of Afghanistan.

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    Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

    President Bush visited the Disaster Operations Center of the American Red Cross. He praised the efforts of the Red Cross and the response of the American people but requested more…

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    AIDS in the Workplace

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    Humanitarian Issues

    Officials announced new procedures for fundraising and disaster relief distribution following major disasters in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the experiences of fundraising…

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