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American Red Cross

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  • Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund open for donations

    Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund open for donations
    The Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund is marking its 86th year of giving to the region's neediest, and the second year of charitable collaboration with Ferguson Enterprises. The fund is accepting donations for this year until Jan. 31. "What is unique...
  • Lend a helping hand

    Hampton Road felt the first snap of cold air this weekend and naturally our thoughts turned to the least among us. Our homeless population is at particular risk during times of bitter cold and relies on others to find hot meals and a warm bed. These...
  • As Hartford Building Burns, Focus Becomes Rescuing Young Girl

     As Hartford Building Burns, Focus Becomes Rescuing Young Girl
    HARTFORD — When Hamilton Street resident Jose Hernandez smelled smoke and realized his building was burning Friday night, he ran out in his bare feet, but then realized he had to go back for his 8-year-old neighbor. As he stood outside the badly...
  • Evanston teen stars in opera from Nazi concentration camp

    Evanston teen stars in opera from Nazi concentration camp
    Evanston teenage opera singer Tess Dinerstein has played various characters during her young career. But she said that playing the part of "the cat" in the children's opera "Brundibar" is one of the most significant roles she has ever taken on. The...
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Lauderdale, Pompano neighborhoods to get free smoke alarms

    Lauderdale, Pompano neighborhoods to get free smoke alarms
    Free smoke alarms are coming to two fire-prone neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach thanks to the American Red Cross. The relief agency has 150 of them to give away and will canvas the Lauderdale Manor and Kendall Green neighborhoods...
  • Free memory screenings offered

    Florida Hospital Waterman Home Care Services, 3260 Waterman Way in Tavares, is offering free memory screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and take 5-10 minutes. The event is part of National...
  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Family of ten left homeless by fire in Lauderhill

    Family of ten left homeless by fire in Lauderhill
    A family of four adults and six children was looking for a new place to live following a house fire in Lauderhill, according to fire officials. The flames were sparked about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 7300 block of Northwest 35th Court....
  • Disabled woman rescued from burning house

    Disabled woman rescued from burning house
    A disabled woman was pulled from her burning house Tuesday and taken to the hospital in serious condition. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue received a call at 4:15 p.m. about a structure fire with a woman trapped inside, Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser...
  • Marie Zenk Morrison: Mother spent her life taking care of others

    Marie Zenk Morrison: Mother spent her life taking care of others
    It was the Korean War, and Marie Zenk Morrison's husband had already left for his assignment in the Philippines. She was joining him, so she packed up her sons, got on the train and then on a converted troop carrier, heading to their destination. The...