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August 16, 1993
American Red Cross officials are warning county residents to beware of phony solicitors who claim to be affiliated with the Red Cross. Recently, a Las Vegas-based organization calling itself the Gleaners has been seeking large monetary donations from Orange County residents, according to Red Cross officials, who added that the Gleaners are not affiliated with the Orange County Red Cross or the American Red Cross.
August 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A former American Red Cross employee who managed finances at the Orange County chapter has been sentenced to six months in jail and six months of house arrest for embezzling $110,000 from the agency, authorities said Monday. Karen Shuerger, 59, formerly of Santa Ana and now living in Henderson, Nev., pleaded guilty in May to three counts of wire fraud and one of mail fraud in connection with the case.
(BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) Collecting Blood The number of pints collected by the Red Cross has decreased in the past five years. National figures, in millions of pints: '94-'95: 5.74 Source: American Red Cross
May 8, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
One of Ventura County's largest oil companies has donated $25,000 to the local chapter of the American Red Cross, money the relief organization said would help local families struck by disaster. Officials from CalResources Inc., a subsidiary of the Shell Oil Co. based in Bakersfield, announced the donation last week. "Over the last year, we have been very impressed with the leadership of the American Red Cross," CalResources spokeswoman Susan C. Hersberger said in a prepared statement.
May 23, 1990 | Associated Press
The American Red Cross received a record $165 million in donations in 1989 but spent $151 million, three times more than the record. Most of the money, $127 million, was spent on victims of Hurricane Hugo in the Southeast and the California earthquake, Red Cross Chairman George Moody said Tuesday at the organization's annual convention.
July 9, 1992
The San Gabriel Valley chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a Service Center at 200 E. Lime St., Monrovia, to serve Bradbury, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia and Sierra Madre. Workers will help disaster victims, sell first aid supplies and recruit volunteers. The center is open from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.
May 6, 1993
American Red Cross Tissue Services, Western Region, has honored Glendale Adventist Medical Center for its commitment to tissue donation and transplantation. The Red Cross said that hospital personnel have worked with families of potential donors, showing sensitivity while providing the option of donation.
January 13, 2010 | From Staff and Wire reports
The U.S. State Department Operations Center set up a hotline for Americans seeking information about relatives in Haiti: (888) 407-4747 . The department cautioned that because of heavy volume, some callers may hear a recording. Following are humanitarian organizations requesting donations and resources. • American Red Cross Disaster Online Newsroom Disaster Alert: Earthquake in Haiti 12:30am (1/13/2010) You can text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti.
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