Help Us Fill Our Comfort Kits

March 16, 2009

Scouts Take Cue From Squirrel

March 3, 2009



Squiggy the Safety Squirrel (along with his human helpers) recently presented Red Cross information to Cub Scout Pack 999 in Harford County. The scouts learned about disaster preparedness and how to help their families during an emergency. Here is what the Cubmaster had to say about the presentation:  

“I am glad we had Squiggy come as that really helped keep the boys interested. Thanks again for providing the programs to groups such as ours. It is important information and it is a great way for the Scouts and kids to learn about what to do in an emergency. Hopefully it will even start a dialogue at home where the Scout will talk to their parents about it.” — Tony Nardi, Cubmaster Pack 999.

Learn more about the Red Cross Youth Network here.

Dozens Displaced After Baltimore Apartment Fire

February 24, 2009

Red Cross volunteers were called on Saturday to help Dickey Hill residents after fire damaged 10 apartments.

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That’s Amore

February 12, 2009

In February our hearts beat a little harder when we think of our Valentine. Maybe because everything we see seems to be heart-shaped— decorations, candy boxes and greeting cards. But the best gift you can give your loved one is the promise to be around for a long, long time. Get trained in CPR and First Aid so you will know what to do when your lover’s heart needs you the most.

Red Cross Assists Multiple Families Left Homeless During Freezing Weather

January 28, 2009

The Red Cross was on the scene to assist four families after a fire damaged row homes on the 3600 block of Belvedere Road in Baltimore yesterday. Video of the blaze is below courtesy of Michael Schwartzberg, Fire Photographer. 

Red Cross volunteers were also there on Monday for 10 families needing help after three fires damaged multiple homes in the area. This has been a particularly busy January for the Red Cross. We have helped 90 families this month as compared to 57 in January 2008 and only 53 in January 2007.  To support this work click here.

It’s Like 1st Aid for Your Taste Buds

January 7, 2009

Present this coupon when you visit Applebee’s on 8335 Benson Drive in Columbia on January 15th and they will donate 10% of your purchase to the Red Cross of Central Maryland.

Tracing News

January 6, 2009

The latest issue of Tracing News is now on-line. Take a look, leave a comment and tell us what you think, then pass it on!

Emmy Mogilinski

December 30, 2008

Emmy Mogilinski is a Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center volunteer. After you watch Emmy’s video be sure to check out the latest issue of Tracing News.

DAT Response

December 30, 2008
Date of Incident Number of Families Assisted Address City Zip Area
12/28/2008 3 2300 block of Whittier Avenue Baltimore 21217 Baltimore City
12/28/2008 1 5800 block of Royal Oak Baltimore 21207 Baltimore City
12/27/2008 2 Heathrow Manor Court Perry Hall 21236 Baltimore County
12/26/2008 2 5800 block of Harpers Farm Road Columbia 21044 Howard County
12/25/2008 1 4100 block of Sunnyside Avenue Baltimore 21215 Baltimore City
12/25/2008 1 1300 block of Carroll Street Baltimore 21230 Baltimore City
12/25/2008 1 1100 block of Granville Road Baltimore 21228 Baltimore City
12/25/2008 1 300 block of Maryland Avenue Glen Burnie 21060 Anne Arundel County
12/25/2008 1 2700 block of Village Park Lane Parksley, VA 23421 Eastern Shore VA
12/24/2008 1 3200 block of East Baltimore Street Baltimore 21224 Baltimore City
12/24/2008 1 200 block of Shawnna Road Glen Burnie 21060 Anne Arundel County
12/22/2008 4 7600 block of Quaterfield Road Glen Burnie 21060 Anne Arundel County
12/20/2008 1 200 block of Margate Road Lutherville 21093 Baltimore County
12/19/2008 3 1800 block of Edison Highway Baltimore 21231 Baltimore City


December 29, 2008

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Pictures of Baltimore County firefighters battling one of the 5 fires that affected the region  on Christmas day. Red Cross volunteers were there to assist the families. (Photo’s courtesy of Michael Schwartzberg, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company)