Posts Tagged as ‘Red Cross’

guide to: 10 out-of-the-box ways to contribute to relief efforts in Japan

The devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11 has left the country and its people in dire need of the world’s help. As the search and rescue efforts yield little results, and some of the country’s nuclear power plants are at serious risk of meltdown, governments and institutions across [...]

March 14, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: Obama makes first-ever Presidential tweet

President Obama became another first today. He is the first U.S. President to tweet. While visiting the American Red Cross headquarters to promote aid to Haiti, a Red Cross staffer typed an update to their twitter account saying “President Obama and the first lady are here visiting our disaster operation center right now.” He then [...]

January 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Clooney and Wyclef have “Hope for Haiti” telethon this Friday

On Friday night, you will not be able to flip your remote without hitting the “Hope for Haiti” telethon to be broadcast commercial-free on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, HBO, MTV and BET. The show, starting at 8 p.m., will be hosted by George Clooney in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York and Anderson [...]

January 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Text to donate to those in Haiti

We’ve all heard yesterday’s terrible news.  The earthquake in Haiti destroyed hundreds and hundreds of buildings and the number of casualties is still unknown.  Technology like Twitter showed us the first few photos from the scene, and then from what we’ve seen online and the news, this is a grave situation. Instead of feeling powerless, [...]

January 13, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

Today’s Date: May 8. 2009 Claim to Fame: Henry Durant was an influential social activist and founder of the International Red Cross. During a trip in 1859, Dunant was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his experiences, along with the idea that a neutral organization should [...]

May 8, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: New Red Cross campaign urges you to make a move for our world

Discrimination, hunger, poor health care, war are just some of countless challenges that face the world today. While we’d like to do our part to alleviate these troubling times, the sheer number of problems can be daunting. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is making it slightly more accessible, though, with their new [...]

April 16, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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