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June 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
GreenDrop, the Bensalem-based company that converts donated clothes and household items to funding for charities, has added the American Red Cross to its recipients list, it announced Monday morning. Donors using GreenDrop's drop-off sites, typically former gas stations, can now choose among four charities to benefit. In addition to the Red Cross, they are the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia.
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March 11, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Gladys P. Landis, a health services representative for the American Red Cross, died Friday. She was 59 and lived in Northeast Philadelphia. A well-known safety instructor, she had been on the staff of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross since 1977. Her area of responsibility included Northeast Philadelphia, Center City and Jenkintown, Montgomery County. She also coordinated Red Cross first aid stations for major public events in the metropolitan area. Before joining the Red Cross she was training consultant for Pomeroy's in Levittown, Bucks County, executive placement director for Lit Brothers and service representative for Bell of Pennsylvania.
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August 29, 1992 | By Peter Finn and Michael Lear-Olimpi, FOR THE INQUIRER
As people throughout the region rushed to help the victims of Hurricane Andrew, American Red Cross officals cautioned that organizations and individuals should not start collecting food and other goods without knowing who will distribute them in Florida. "This has to be a smart operation if it is going to be an effective operation," said Liz Hall, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross in Washington. "We get a lot of calls from people wanting to (collect food and drive it to Florida)
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February 4, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
MARIBETH SHIRLOW joins with other students of Carla Williams in Penn Wood High School's Type-A-Thon. The event raised money for the state chapter of the American Red Cross.
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January 24, 2016
A story Friday on ride-sharing services planning for the weekend snowstorm contained an incorrect number provided by Uber. Uber is donating an undisclosed portion of each fare during a state of emergency to the American Red Cross.
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April 15, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
WHEN YOU'RE the stepfather of Eve, the rapper/actress from Philadelphia who costars in the new Barbershop flick that opens Friday, folks expect you to be fly. And he is. At Eve's 2014 fairy-tale wedding on Ibiza to multimillionaire entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper, Ron Wilch stepped out in a white linen Moroccan-style outfit. But what impresses me most about Wilch is that he's all about making sure everyone else is dressed as sharply as he is. He's a fashion designer by trade, and his latest venture is the 6-month-old Wardrobe Clinic.
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January 25, 1996
Wading through a wet basement is an annoyance. Having your house made unlivable by a torrent of melting snow, ice and rain is a disaster. That kind of homelessness threatens thousands of Pennsylvanians, thanks to this month's brutal weather. So many of them have turned to the American Red Cross for help that the agency needs extra help from the public - right now. Already, the price tag for flood relief in Pennsylvania alone is at $2.5 million and climbing. Those funds go to feed, clothe and temporarily house 13,000 to 15,000 families.
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February 25, 1988 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Jenkintown police and the state police fire marshal's office are investigating what they termed a suspicious fire, which caused more than $40,000 in damages to the vacant former American Red Cross building in the 500 block of West Avenue. One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation. Firefighters from Independent and Pioneer Fire Companies responded about 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The fire was under control in about 45 minutes, according to Ralph Yerkes, chief of Independent Fire Company.
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October 20, 2015
DEAR HARRY: I'd like you to know of a fun way to handle those robo and other nuisance calls. I got a call yesterday, and this is what happened: The live caller asked me how I was feeling. My answer went along these lines: "Terrible. My dentist said that I needed two root canals. My arthritis is killing my left knee, but the right one seems to be a little better than yesterday. I left my refrigerator open during the night, and I lost a ton of food. I couldn't go to the store to replace it because the car has a flat tire.
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November 13, 2001 | By DAVID PLOTZ
LAST WEEK, THOSE do-gooders at the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee decided to sponsor a Red Cross blood drive to benefit the victims of Sept. 11. Dr. Bernadine Healy, the American Red Cross' outgoing president, was the only donor. She was strapped down, jabbed with needles and methodically drained of her life fluids by a half-dozen enraged members of Congress. The blood-letting of Healy was the chief goal of last week's subcommittee hearing on "fraud, waste, and abuse" involving the Sept.
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June 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
GreenDrop, the Bensalem-based company that converts donated clothes and household items to funding for charities, has added the American Red Cross to its recipients list, it announced Monday morning. Donors using GreenDrop's drop-off sites, typically former gas stations, can now choose among four charities to benefit. In addition to the Red Cross, they are the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia.
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May 11, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER lmccrystal@phillynews.com 610-313-8116 @Lmccrystal
The Norristown residence in which a weekend fire killed three people and injured several others was not equipped with working fire alarms, officials said Monday. It marked the second fatal fire in the municipality this year in a building without a fire-alarm system. The cause of the Saturday morning fire in the 800 block of DeKalb Street remained under investigation by Montgomery County detectives, state police, and the Norristown Fire Department. However, officials said it did not appear to be of suspicious origin.
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April 15, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
WHEN YOU'RE the stepfather of Eve, the rapper/actress from Philadelphia who costars in the new Barbershop flick that opens Friday, folks expect you to be fly. And he is. At Eve's 2014 fairy-tale wedding on Ibiza to multimillionaire entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper, Ron Wilch stepped out in a white linen Moroccan-style outfit. But what impresses me most about Wilch is that he's all about making sure everyone else is dressed as sharply as he is. He's a fashion designer by trade, and his latest venture is the 6-month-old Wardrobe Clinic.
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January 24, 2016
A story Friday on ride-sharing services planning for the weekend snowstorm contained an incorrect number provided by Uber. Uber is donating an undisclosed portion of each fare during a state of emergency to the American Red Cross.
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October 27, 2015
D EAR HARRY: I have a big beef with my local Chevy dealer. Three weeks ago, I bought a new car after a lot of haggling. It was not a trade-in; I gave my old car to my daughter. I was happy until yesterday, when my wife's brother told me that he bought the identical car (all the way down to the paint color) from the same dealer and paid $800 less! I went to the dealer to complain, and I hit a stone wall. The sales manager wouldn't budge. He insisted that there were always reasons below the surface as well as customers who were better negotiators.
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October 20, 2015
DEAR HARRY: I'd like you to know of a fun way to handle those robo and other nuisance calls. I got a call yesterday, and this is what happened: The live caller asked me how I was feeling. My answer went along these lines: "Terrible. My dentist said that I needed two root canals. My arthritis is killing my left knee, but the right one seems to be a little better than yesterday. I left my refrigerator open during the night, and I lost a ton of food. I couldn't go to the store to replace it because the car has a flat tire.
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July 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dorothy Jane Newnham, 105, of Mount Airy, a member of a civilian force that scanned the American skies for enemy aircraft during World War II, died Thursday, July 9, at Foulkeways in Gwynedd. Called Dot by friends, Miss Newnham, a single, independent woman, had enrolled herself at Foulkeways, and lived there starting in 1989. In 1910, the year she was born, William Howard Taft, a Republican from Ohio, was president. The first air flight carrying commercial cargo was engineered by the Wright brothers.
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June 19, 2015
DEAR HARRY: I guess I'm the kid everyone knows who came from the hood, never got into any real trouble, tried hard to get a good education, but couldn't get into college. I'm a two-time loser, because neither my grades nor my entrance exams were good enough. The result was that I let myself get swindled into a deal with a so-called for-profit college. They showed me all kinds of numbers, pictures, testimonials and beautiful facilities together with a generous loan program that looked like one step below heaven . . . no repayments until I got my first job. Almost nothing turned out to be what they said.
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May 18, 2015 | BECKY BATCHA
FOLLOWING A house fire, a hurricane, a catastrophic train wreck, volunteers and staff from the Red Cross materialize - seemingly out of thin air - to help victims back on their feet. "We address all those human needs that restore your dignity to you," says judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO at the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania. Within hours after Tuesday night's Amtrak derailment, her people had manned two help centers for passengers and their worried families, one at 30th Street Station and another at Webster Elementary on Frankford Avenue.
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February 7, 2015 | By John Moritz, Inquirer Staff Writer
A four-alarm apartment fire that left one woman dead in Norristown early Wednesday is being investigated by local fire crews but does not appear to be criminal in nature, the Norristown fire chief said Thursday. Walter I. Hofman, Montgomery County coroner, said the woman, who was older than 50, died of soot and smoke inhalation. The coroner's office was working to locate next of kin before releasing the woman's name or other identifying information, Hofman said. Firefighters had tried to rescue the woman from her fourth-floor unit at the Norris Apartments on the 600 block of Swede Street, fire officials said.
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