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2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Contact: Devorah Goldburg
Phone: (202) 303-4461
WASHINGTON, Tuesday, May 29, 2007 — The American Red Cross has learned about a new scam targeting military families. This scam takes the form of false information to military families as described below:
The caller (young-sounding, American accent) calls a military spouse and identifies herself as a representative from the Red Cross. The caller states that the spouse's husband (not identified by name) was hurt while on duty in Iraq and was med-evacuated to a hospital in Germany. The caller stated they couldn't start treatment until paperwork was accomplished, and that in order to start the paperwork they needed the spouse to verify her husband's social security number and date of birth. In this case, the spouse was quick to catch on and she did not provide any information to the caller.
The American Red Cross representatives typically do not contact military members/dependents directly and almost always go through a commander or first sergeant channels. Military family members are urged not to give out any personal information over the phone if contacted by unknown/unverified individuals, to include confirmation that your spouse is deployed.
It is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, for a person to falsely or fraudulently pretend to be a member of, or an agent for, the American National Red Cross for the purpose of soliciting, collecting, or receiving money or material.
In addition, American Red Cross representatives will contact military members/dependents directly only in response to an emergency message initiated by your family. The Red Cross does not report any type of casualty information to family members. The Department of Defense will contact families directly if their military member has been injured. Should any military family member receive such a call, they are urged to report it to their local Family Readiness Group or Military Personnel Flight.
The American Red Cross ensures that the American people are in touch with their family members serving in the United States military by operating a communications network that is open 24-hours, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year. Through a network of employees and volunteers at Red Cross national that link families during emergencies, access to emergency financial assistance, confidential counseling, community support headquarters, local chapters, on military installations, and deployed with troops, the Red Cross offers a broad range of services. Among these services, the Red Cross provides communications for families left behind, assistance to veterans, and preparedness courses for military personnel and their families
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
THE LINK THE INFO CAME FROM.. PLEASE REPOST ALL OF THIS!
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Taken from Jenn (that gay chick).....Cuz she said if i read it i was tagged!
10 Things About Me
1. I can touch my tongue to my nose…….only when I don’t have my tongue ring in though…used to win money by betting I could doing this in high school. (Jenn I never tried my chin I really must….LOL!)
2. I have a really BIG thing for a man in uniform!!!
3. I secretly wanted to be a cop when I was in high school
4. Going in the mountains in the spring and fall time make me VERY HAPPY!
5. I don't like to do laundry I will leave it unfolded as long as I can get a way with it!
6. I love to eat red vines with ranch dip….I know sounds gross……but I likes it.
7. I love cards. Like Hallmark cards...sending them and getting them, I have more then two boxes for cards full. I Don’t have to have a reason to send a card to someone!
8. Cherry Coke is one of my biggest weakness!
9. I like to buy a shot glass from every where I have been or when J goes somewhere I haven’t got one I have him pick me one up.
10. Sour Patch Kids is my favorite food group! (The sweet/sour candy food group)
I’m supposed to tag 10 people. If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. Because I’m too LAZY to pick out just ten people!
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Okay so let's see i have been in the hospital everyday all week getting my IV like a good girl. It has sooo SUCKED! I had to go have my face lanced open right by my jaw bone and the doctor pulled out a big like mucus looking thing out. It was about a half inch long and almost as big around as a pencil.....okay i know too much info! that was Wednesday afternoon. So there is still a small hole in my face that is slowly closing up. I have to take anibotics by mouth now so it's not going to be so bad. My head seems to throb pretty much non stop right now with all this going on. I just want to get a good nights sleep again. I hope that i will be able to now that the IV is out of my hand/arm. Now maybe J will come back to our room to sleep he hasn't for most of the week because he doesn't want to hit my arm or my face type of thing.....but i think it's cuz he wants to game......LOL!
Any how that is what life is like here in Hickville. I so want to run away when i feel better but i wont go into that just now!
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Yesterday i had to go to the ER cuz my cheek was the size of a golf ball. I have an infection and it requiers me to be in the hospital every day for about two hours for iv antibiotics. I have to say that this totally sucks because i can only have an iv needle in my hand for about two days with out fulid going through it non-stop. So it was pulled today after treatment and has to be put back in tomorrow for more. This is something i get to do until Friday and then take something oral depending on how my face is looking. As of right now it's better although it still hurts like hell and i have a taste of shit in my mouth that i can't get to go away! I look like total shit and that is how i feel so i guess that it's all good. I haven't been able to type worth a shit and wont be able to until this is all over and my hand isn't hurting too. I know whining about something so damned stupid, but my vains so SUCK and are WAY SMALL! The skin is so tight on my jaw bone area that i want to cut it open to release the pressure, although i know that wont help at all....because the doctor said it would only make it worse then better......GRRRRR! I wanna good nights sleep with NO PAIN....will that ever happen again???? I know it will but i'm being a whimp and a baby right now so i think i will go get a heat pad and lay back down to take a nap......until something else comes up and i have to get up.......story of my life!
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We so want to be able to take the kids and go to Lagoon i just was checking out their web site and OMG there are some really cool new rides now! I hope that it all comes through and we are able to go i know that it will be just AWESOME and GREAT memories to have!
I didn't sleep well last night and then slept most of the day so who knows how that is going to work out for me in a couple of hours.....GRRRRRR! Well that's it i'm out now just wanted to let you all know what was going on. HOpe all is well for everyone....:)
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We all went to Nash's first birthday party and it was alot of fun! I forgot how much fun it can be to see them go crazy over a small cake of their own,,,,LOL! He just didn't know what to do for the first little while the he went CRAZY with it!! It was so cute to watch him do it. He smeared it all over Pickies face when he got to close to him . that was way tooo Cool!!! I took loads of pictures i will try to post one later on when i feel alittle better.
Yeah to top it off i got a really bad head cold that is now also including a scratchy throut....that i just want tto SCREAM!!! I'm not feeling well and i just want to sleep......that is just not in the cards for me at this time........GRRRRRRRR!
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Let's see i had a wonderful time at the wedding yesteday! It was up in a canyon, a little chilly but worth it! I swear i cried just as much as the bride did....LOL! I'm so happy for my girl, it's so her turn to be happy again! Made me think of how J and i were going to renew of vows this year......but due to what is going on we have to wait. Damn deployment going and messing up all my plans...for the second time! So i'm going to save up for us to be able to do it the June when he is back, so what it will be six years not five i will still get to do it.
Any ways J took a picture of her along with me and another high school girl friend together. It was the first time we had all three been together in like fifteen years! That is when we did the last one. I have changed the most being that i have graves and am fat now, but it is still a great picture! Now our oldest boys are like two year/two and a half years younger then we were then. We are going to try and plan a weekend when they come down this way before J leaves so that we can camp and have all kinds of fun, hope that we can pull it off!!!
Any how will try and post a picture later when i feel alittle more human....yet to have enough coffee today!
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Any how on a much better note, i'm going to head up north to watch one of my closest friends in life be married tomorrow. She has had a real hard past couple of years and really found a great guy to spend the rest of her life with....just hope that the snow that they are getting stops and leaves because it's an outdoor wedding! She is so happy and it's great to see he smile like she used to back in the day. So i so can't wait to see her it's been awhile and i miss her more then i let it be known. She is the first chick i never worried about her stealing my boyfriend from me cuz our taste was so not the same....LOL!
J may make it in for the weekend and i may have to cut my time after the wedding short but it's all good i get to go and that is all that matters. Then my parents from up north and my baby sister are coming down for a visit this coming weekend so that will be cool too.....can't wait to see them....it's been a real long time!!! We are doing our VERY LATE Christmas while they are here. The kids can't wait for that part of it....LOL!
Any how that is life here at this time. I hope that all is going well for everyone out there in lj world!
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You might be a "Utahan" if......
You keep your clothes in "Chester Drawers"
You don't pronounce T's in the middle of words. (Moun'n, Lay'n)
If there is a G at the end of a word you treat it as if it were silent.
You know what Fry Sauce is made of.
You go to the duck pond to feed the Seagulls.
Green Jell-o with cabbage mixed in doesn't seem strange.
You can pronounce Tooele.
The U is not just a letter - Neither is the Y.
You have actually eaten funeral potatoes.
You've gotten both heat and frost burns off your car's door handle in
the same month.
You are not surprised to hear words like "Darn, Fetch, Flip", "Oh, My
Heck" and "Shoot".
Your tulips get snowed on three times after they come up and twice more
after they bloom.
The largest liquor store is the state government.
You can go skiing and play golf on the same day.
30% humidity is muggy and almost unbearable.
Somewhere in your family tree is a polygamist.
You know the difference between a 'Steak House' and a 'Stake House'.
You've broken down on the highway and somebody stops to help you
You can see the stars at night
You have a bumper sticker that says "Families are Forever."
You were an aunt or uncle before you were three.
Your spouse's mother was pregnant at your wedding.
You have more children than you can find biblical names for.
Your family considers a trip to McDonalds a night out.
You feel guilty when you watch Monday Night Football.
Your kids believe the deer hunt is a national holiday.
You drink Coke from a brown paper bag.
You consider a temple recommend a credit reference.
At least two of your salad bowls are at the homes of neighbors.
You wonder why fire truck drivers honk when you drive 35mph in the left
lane on the freeway.
There is a similarity between a ward basketball game and the L.A.
You think Jack Daniels is a country western singer.
You negotiate prices at a garage sale.
You can make Jell-O salad without the recipe.
You've heard about BYU football in a testimony meeting.
You have two gallons of ice cream in your freezer at all times.
Your father-in-law thinks Ronald Reagan was a liberal.
A member of your family wrote in Lavell Edwards for president in the
last election.Sandals are the best-selling shoes.
Hotel rooms all have the Book of Mormon.
You buy your wardrobe at the local grocery superstore.
You learn about the Mormon Church by taking history in elementary
You live in a state where Democrats always come in third place, unless
a zoo animal is running. Then they come in fourth.
Schools stay open, even if two feet of snow falls overnight, but closes
for the opening of hunting season.
People wear shorts and T-shirts if the temperature rises above 32
People wear socks with their sandals
There's a church on every corner, but they all teach the same thing.
There is also a 7-11 at every street corner
The most popular public transportation system is a ski lift.
In-state college football rivalries are bigger than the Super Bowl.
You don't have to breathe cigarette smoke until you walk outside a
Every driveway has a minivan and a pickup truck.
When you buy a new vehicle, cigarette lighters are optional equipment
but ski racks are standard.
Every time a new family moves into your neighborhood, the local
elementary school has to hire a new teacher.
Every time a new family moves into your neighborhood, your whole family
has to go and meet them the next day, after you helped them unload their
Your paycheck has an additional 10 percent deduction.
More movies are filmed in your town than in Hollywood.
You've never had a Mormon missionary knock on your door, unless you are
having them over for dinner that night.
You make a toast with red punch at your wedding reception.
You have more raw wheat stored than some Third World countries.
Your idea of a good time is playing Pictionary in the cultural hall.
Your idea of a wild party is a six pack of Pepsi and a PG-13 movie.
You and all your friends come to your mother for a haircut in her
You measure Kool-Aid by parts per million.
You think "You're a 10 cow wife" is a compliment.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from
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