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Mar 6, 2013

Md. officials brace for possible power outages

Maryland Emergency Management Agency officials say their biggest concern is the possibility of power outages caused by the winter storm moving into the region. Agency spokesman Ed McDonough says no major incidents were reported as of Wednesday morning. There were about 600 power outages statewide as the conditions were worsening in parts of Maryland. Areas […]

Jan 23, 2013

Salemme to join American Red Cross as regional CEO

Scott R. Salemme will become CEO of the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region effective Jan. 28.

Sep 1, 2011

Red Cross consolidates Maryland operation to cut costs

HAGERSTOWN — The American Red Cross says it’s cutting 17 full-time staff positions across western, central and southern Maryland. The nonprofit organization said Thursday it must consolidate operations in the Chesapeake region to reduce costs. Spokesman Doug Lent says the budget for disaster relief isn’t affected. Lent says offices in Cumberland and La Plata will […]

Apr 3, 2011

Betsy Nelson: Carefully consider aid to Japan

Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the recent earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami in Japan. The preliminary numbers on those affected by these disasters are staggering. Japanese police estimate that the death toll from the quake and tsunami will surpass 18,000, while the World Bank reports that it could take five years to […]

Nov 23, 2010

Red Cross to serve meals to Baltimore area tornado victims

BALTIMORE — The Red Cross will serve Thanksgiving meals to families affected by the tornado that hit northeast Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County last week. Volunteers will serve meals Thursday afternoon at Reginald F. Lewis High School, which is near the damaged communities. The meal service is a joint effort between the Red Cross, […]

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