** FILE ** Red Cross Director Gail McGovern stands next to the remains of a destroyed house in Pratt City, Ala., on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Ms. McGovern says the 130-year-old Red Cross had little choice but to restructure in order to ward off a projected deficit. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
Flood victim Vivian Taylor-Wells can only sit and wait Wednesday at a Red Cross shelter in Vicksburg, Miss. She had just spent her second night in the shelter after funds for a motel ran out. She was forced from her home a week ago by the rising Mississippi River.
Two Red Cross workers pass a barn knocked off its foundation Tuesday in Mount Pleasant, Wis. A high-wind-and-rain storm blew through several states in the Midwest. Flights were delayed at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (Associated Press)
Jessica Kocian practices first-aid response for CPR during a Red Cross course in Chicago in May 2008. Two new studies conclude that "hands only" chest compression is enough to save a life in many cases, even without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. (Associated Press)