First Ever Regional Smoke Alarm Install-A-Thon Set for March!

Have you tested your smoke alarm lately? Do you have one installed? From March 6 to March 10, the Red Cross will be holding its first smoke alarm Install-a-thon in towns throughout the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. The goal is to install 1,200 free smoke alarms in order to reduce home fire related deaths... Continue Reading →


Red Cross Offers Winter Safety Tips

Frigid air is predicted for Rhode Island and the American Red Cross has steps people can take to stay safe during this hazardous weather. COLD WEATHER SAFETY TIPS Here are ten ways to stay safe during this round of cold temperatures: 1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will... Continue Reading →

Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Jan Radke, American Red Cross As we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day this week it is hard to imagine the horror and scale of such atrocities. “Never again!” was the cry of leaders in the United States and around the world after the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide in which Hitler’s Nazi Germany killed... Continue Reading →

Genocide Awareness Month Continues

Last month, you may have read in the news that the former Bosnian leader, Radovan Karadzic, was convicted of genocide.  A United Nations Tribunal convicted Mr. Karadzic of genocide and crimes against humanity for his role in the Siege of Sarajevo and the mass killings of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in... Continue Reading →

April is Genocide Awareness Month

Many of us have heard stories of genocide in history class or the news.  Maybe you’ve seen the movie Hotel Rwanda, learned about the Nazi’s massacre of Jews in World War II, or heard George Clooney speaking out against mass killings in Darfur. No matter where or how you have heard about genocide, it remains... Continue Reading →

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