3 months ago
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Volunteers install smoke detectors after fire

American Red Cross and U.S. Navy volunteers are teaming up to make sure residents have smoke detectors and that they’re working properly. The volunteers were installing free smoke alarms at homes in the Gaston Point community this morning. The smoke detector check was especially important after last week’s fire where a man and his two-year-old […]
4 months ago
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Boyd Gaming supports tornado relief

The Gulf Coast continues to pour in the support for tornado ravaged Hattiesburg and Petal. Today, Boyd Gaming and IP Casino Resort and Spa donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross. In addition to the monetary donation, IP Casino Resort spa team members also collected cleaning supplies, work gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen, bottled water and […]
5 months ago
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American Red Cross Office Burglarized

The American Red Cross is in the midst of offering disaster relief for Hattiesburg after a tornado devastated portions of the city, but sometime Friday evening, someone broke into the charity’s Hattiesburg office. The individual responsible for the burglary broke a window to get into the hardy street office where they kicked in several doors. […]
5 months ago
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American Red Cross Needs Blood Donations

This afternoon in Hancock County, the American Red Cross was fighting a nationwide shortage of blood. Hollywood Casino hosted a blood drive and the American Red Cross urged the public to take part in the donation of blood to combat one of the biggest shortages in recent years. Denise Smith with the American Red Cross […]
8 months ago
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Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention

The Biloxi Fire Deparment and American Red Cross say “Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention” in the month of October was a huge success. Throughout the month of October, Biloxi’s nine fire stations canvassed neighborhoods throughout the city to ensure every Biloxi home had working smoke detectors. In all, Biloxi Fire and the Red Cross […]
9 months ago
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Biloxi Firemen Install Smoke Detectors

The Biloxi Fire Department will soon hit the streets to make sure residents’ homes are protected. Starting this Saturday and the next two Saturdays, Biloxi firemen will roam different Biloxi neighborhoods, knock on doors and offer their assistance with providing smoke detectors for those who need them. This is a joint campaign with the American […]
10 months ago
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American Red Cross Needs Volunteers

Disaster can strike at any time as it did in Louisiana last month. The American Red Cross is in desperate need of volunteers. Seventeen hundred volunteers remain in the areas of Louisiana affected by flooding and the Red Cross still has 13 shelters open for those who still cannot go back to their homes. Volunteers […]
10 months ago
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10th annual Katrina Memorial Blood Drive

Today the American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Edgewater Mall in memory of those lost during Hurricane Katrina. This blood drive comes at a critical time during the difficult summer months, a time when many regular donors postpone giving blood because of summer activities. Right now, the demand is greater than the […]
1 year ago
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Red Cross Shelter Update

As of 3 pm the Red Cross is consolidating the two open shelters into one at 15038 County Farm Road. With the weather and street flooding clearing, the shelter population has dropped.  The County Farm Road shelter will remain open as long as necessary.   Meanwhile bulk distribution of supplies like water, tarps, clean-up kits, […]
1 year ago
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MLK Home Fire Safety Campaign

The American Red Cross is making it their mission to decrease the amount of serious injuries and deaths caused by fires by 25 percent over the next five years.