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Tag: American Red Cross

Oct.
24th

Red Cross releases free Wildfire App

The American Red Cross today released its free Wildfire App for iPhone and Android platforms, which allows users to track the blazes.

The program sends warnings when conditions could cause wildfires, alerts when a fire has begun within 100 miles of monitored locations and shows the perimeter of existing fires as available.

App users can also send “I’m safe” messages to let friends and family know they are unharmed.

Other features include locations of open Red Cross shelters, Spanish language settings, preparedness checklists, a flashlight and alarm, and emergency instructions that are available without a mobile connection.

Users can earn

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Sep.
25th

Red Cross launches Earthquake App

American Red Cross officials said Tuesday that they have released an Earthquake App for iPhone and Android platforms that will give users quake notifications and safety information in the event of an emergency.

Features of the free app include tips on what to do before, during and following an earthquake.

The app’s notifications show the epicenter and magnitude of a quake, and users can broadcast messages through the program to let family and friends know they are safe.

Open Red Cross shelters are also featured on the app, which is available in both English and Spanish.

The agency’s

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Nov.
3rd

Volunteers deliver water to Tacoma-area mobile home park

Volunteers from the American Red Cross went to a mobile home park today, delivering water to about 200 residents.

The residents of the Tacoma Country Estates mobile home park, 2828 34th Ave. Court E., were without water because of a problem with their well.

The Red Cross was called. Volunteers delivered 600 bottles of water to the 200 residents, agency spokeswoman Karen Kim said.

“We are just there to help with their needs at this time,” Kim said.