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Winter storms put local Red Cross in the red

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The Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross has seen an increase in disaster-related costs since the beginning of the fiscal year. The region is more than $50,000 over budget in direct financial assistance to disaster victims. In addition to this, winter storm responses in February have cost an additional $40,000. Full story...
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Storm causes Red Cross to lose more than 1,900 units of blood and platelets

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Due to severe winter weather, the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region has lost dozens of blood drives since Tuesday, resulting in nearly 1,900 uncollected units of blood and platelets. Full story...
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State of Emergency declarations in effect, shelter open in Shallotte

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videoSeveral area governments have declared States of Emergency as a winter storm bears down on southeastern North Carolina. Sleet, freezing rain and ice are all forecast for the region through tomorrow morning. Full story...
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Wilmington Red Cross worker heading to Canada to help with flood relief

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video Victoria Kling, the Regional Response Manager for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross, will head to Alberta, Canada, where record floods ravaged the area this summer and forced 90,000 to leave. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family who lost home in fire could lose temporary shelter

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video A family whose home went up in flames on Friday says they could now be put out on the street because the organization that came to their aid can’t help any longer. Full story...
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Area restaurants collecting donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

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Even though Oklahoma is far away from North Carolina, one Leland restaurant still wants to help the tornado victims there one meal at a time. video Full story...
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Man kayaks for local disaster relief

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video While some Red Cross volunteers are making their way back from Oklahoma, one man is traveling home after 12 days on the water where he aimed to make a difference from the inside of his kayak. Full story...
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Local efforts aid Oklahoma tornado victims

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video Charities are working to provide relief efforts to people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. The charity asks for financial donations to help the disaster relief to provide food, shelter and emotional support. They say they are working to mobilize volunteer resources. Full story...
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As Isaac approaches Gulf Coast, volunteers prepare here

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video Thankfully it looks like Hurricane Isaac has spared our part of the country, and local volunteers say they are ready to head down to the Gulf Coast if needed. Full story...
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NC Christmas tree fire displaces 2 from home

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Two Greensboro residents are spending the holiday with the Red Cross after a burning Christmas tree forced them from their home. Full story...
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Church van accident leaves state without O negative blood

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A serious crash involving a tractor trailer and a church van in Transylvania County Wednesday night has depleted our supply of O negative blood in the Asheville area, and we are now utilizing blood supplies from areas across the region. WLOS-TV reports 15 people were taken to area hospitals, including both drivers and 13 passengers. Many of the patients were children. Full story...
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Donations keep Charlotte Red Cross chapter alive

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The Red Cross is known for helping people in trouble, and now Charlotte has backed the Red Cross in its time of need. Full story...
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Red Cross opens shelter for Holly Shelter wildfire evacuees

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The American Red Cross has opened emergency shelters for residents of Pender and Onslow County who have been asked to evacuate their homes as a result of a wildfire in the Holly Shelter area. Full story...
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Steve Rondinaro answers the urgent call for blood

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videoYou may have heard the urgent call for blood from the Red Cross this week. So did WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro and look where it landed him. Full story...
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Red Cross helps out Clear Run tenants

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Members of the Red Cross were out helping flood victims this week. Volunteers met with renters who were affected by Monday's flash floods. Friday, Red Cross crews were at the Clear Run apartments. Full story...
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