Tag Archives: Red Cross

BRITAIN: Red Cross Rejects Appeal Of Volunteer Sacked Over Marriage Protest

Back in November, British Red Cross officials sacked a longtime volunteer after he launched a one-man demonstration against same-sex marriage. According to the Red Cross, the actions of Bryan Barcklay violated their rules against political campaigning and last week they dismissed his appeal. Via the Christian site The Way: Thousands protested against the dismissal of Mr Barkley, despite this, his ...

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Lady Gaga Gives $1M To Hurricane Relief

“Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural ...

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Food Trucks Head For NYC [UPDATED]

Food relief is coming to Manhattan and other parts of NYC still without power.  Gothamist has the early details: Red Cross Communications Officer Michael de Vulpillieres emails us to say that 35 emergency response vehicles “stocked with food, snacks, water and clean up supplies” are headed to the city, and will fan out to serve communities affected by Sandy. “We ...

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Tweet Of The Day – American Red Cross

An American Red Cross employee accidentally tweeted from the official account. Oops? No, not really, the mistaken tweet resulted in an avalanche of blood donation pledges. And for their part, Dogfish Beer staffers joined in.

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Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) – Let Gay Men Donate Blood

Sen. John Kerry and numerous fellow Senators today called for lifting the ban on gay men donating blood. “Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban,” Kerry said. “A law that was once considered medically justified is today simply outdated and needs to end.” Kerry was one of 18 U.S. Senators — 17 Democrats and one independent — ...

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Obama’s First Tweet

It was done on the Red Cross account, so he had to write about himself in the third person.

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