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A damaged house on June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Governor Seeks Major Disaster Declaration As Red Cross Helps Victims

For those impacted by the recent deadly tornados in western and central Massachusetts, the Red Cross has set up a distribution site for this weekend. They also have mobile teams going door to door.

06/11/2011

The clock from the steeple of The First Church of Monson lay in rubble Thursday, June 2, 2011 one day after a tornado swept through Monson. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

How Much Of The $$ Goes To Help Tornado Victims?

I see the latest “text $10 offer” to the Red Cross. In this case, it’s a very worthwhile relief fund for the Springfield area. My inquiry: What percent of this $10 goes directly to relief efforts to those affected? And how much goes to Red Cross administrative costs? I hear Red Cross isn’t an “efficient” charity. Can you clarify? – Richard, Watertown

WBZ-TV–06/09/2011

A damaged house on June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Bruins Fans Donate Raffle Prize Money To Tornado Victims

Two Bruins fans have donated prize money they won at Game 3 to a very worthy cause.

06/08/2011

The intense flames melted the siding off one home (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

Smoke Detectors Credited With Saving Lives In Mattapan

The Boston Fire Department is crediting working smoke detectors with getting more than two dozen people out of their apartment buildings in Mattapan Friday morning when a three-alarm fire started.

05/06/2011

Corter Leather's Japan Bracelet (credit: corterleather.com)

Brighton Man Making, Selling Bracelets For Japan Relief

It’s a tedious and time consuming process. But 24-year-old Eric Heins spends hours and hours everyday making handmade little leather bracelets.

03/29/2011

Corter Leather's Japan Bracelet (credit: corterleather.com)

Brighton Bracelet Maker Raises Thousands For Japan

Eric Heins is working overtime in his Brighton apartment to fill all the orders he’s getting for his bracelets that he’s making and selling to raise funds for Japan.

03/29/2011

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Snow Storms Drive Down Blood Donations

The need for blood donations in Massachusetts is at a critical level the Red Cross says.

01/29/2011

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Conversation Nation: Lift Ban On Gays Giving Blood?

A student at Dean College in Franklin says he just wanted to donate a pint of blood.

10/22/2010

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Changes Sought In Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

There’s a new call to change the lifetime ban for gay men donating blood.

10/22/2010

Sept. 11 blood drive

WBZ’s Deb Lawler talks with Donna Morrissey of the Red Cross about Saturday’s 9/11 blood drive at Fenway Park.

09/10/2010

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