In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says, as many as 40 percent of the organization's emergency vehicles were assigned for public relations purposes. This photo, which shows one of the trucks in Long Island, N.Y., in January 2013, is one example of the many publicity photos taken by the Red Cross.
☆☆½ - Another case of 'beautiful cover, mess inside' Crave is the first in a series I'm not sure I'll be pursuing. If instalove and a plotline reminiscent of Twilight (but with witches and succubi!) sounds up your alley, this might be for you.
African American blood WWII Jewal Mazique, an African American worker at the Library of Congress, giving her blood for plasma in 1944. Under Red Cross rules, which remained in place throughout World War II, her blood could only be transfused into other African Americans. Library of Congress photo