Final Post

October 1, 2008

This is the final post for the Hurricane Gustav Online Newsroom. While this is the last post on this site, information regarding the ongoing relief efforts for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike will continue to be populated at

We would like to thank the hard working Red Crossers in the field who made this disaster operation, as well as this website, successful. To all those in the affected areas, we wish you a swift and complete recovery.

National media contacts: Please contact (202) 303-5551 for additional public affairs information.

Local media contacts: Please contact your local chapter for additional public affairs information.

For Red Cross assistance or for any other inquiries, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Audio: Red Cross Nurses Make Friends in Shelters

September 24, 2008
Red Cross Psychiatric Nurse Reports:
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Audio: Volunteer encounters damaged American Flag

September 24, 2008
pgrobs‘s Mobile post sent by AmRedCross using Utterlireply-count Replies.  mp3

Audio: Our Evacuated Families & Friends

September 19, 2008


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Release: National 9.19.08

September 18, 2008

American Red Cross Asks Social Networkers to Help Disaster Victims

Participate by displaying Red Cross support online Friday, September 19, 2008

Washington, Thursday, September 18, 2008 – The American Red Cross is appealing to online communities to come together Friday, September 19th to promote its message and brand and help overcome critical funding shortages for the Disaster Relief Fund.

The Red Cross is currently supporting thousands of evacuees across the Gulf States affected by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, as it responds to thousands of disasters across the country every day, from home fires to tornadoes.

The National Association of Broadcasters has generously asked radio stations across the country to broadcast a Red Cross Public Service Announcement on Friday at 1:00 PM EST. These PSAs underscore the vital nature of the Red Cross mission and ask Americans to donate to the fund. To coincide with this coordinated PSA effort, The American Red Cross is asking everyone who has a blog, Twitter account, Facebook profile, and other online presence to display support for the victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and hundreds of other disasters tomorrow with the goal of raising awareness and funds to provide relief.

Participants can:

On Friday, September 19, 2008, join the Red Cross on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, or email your comments to

Listen to audio about tomorrow’s social media campaign:

Audio: Information in Vietnamese

September 16, 2008
Tuyet Duong Reports:
Red Cross Trucks will bring food, water, and clean-up supplies:

Audio: Situation on the Ground in Haiti 9.9.08

September 11, 2008
American Red Cross disaster worker, Matt Marek, Talks about the situation on the ground in Haiti
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