SOURCE: Jaduka

July 16, 2007 08:00 ET

Jaduka and American Red Cross Enable Phone Communications Among Family Members and Friends Affected by Disasters

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - In a partnership with the American Red Cross (, Jaduka (, a provider of Web-integrated communications tools, has donated $13,000 in communication services to families displaced by the California wildfires that enable them to make free phone calls, and retrieve and leave voice messages for family members.

Jaduka has repurposed MyPatientLine ( -- a branded application typically offered to people in extended-stay hospital situations -- to enable disaster victims to record status updates by phone, listen to recorded messages from family and friends, and make outgoing long distance calls.

"Jaduka's services give disaster victims without a personal phone number a unique communications hub for outgoing and incoming messages, so you can stay connected with loved ones and get your life back on track," said Jaduka President Jack Rynes.

Meghan O'Hara, manager of in-kind donations at the American Red Cross, added, "There is no greater feeling of helplessness than being without the means of communication with people you care about and who are concerned about you. That's why the American Red Cross is grateful for Jaduka's support of the victims of the California wildfires through this generous donation."

Each recipient receives a personal, private toll-free phone number and a two-way voice mailbox so they can record updates and friends can call to leave recorded messages of support and encouragement. When the recipient is able to immediately answer incoming calls, it takes just a few seconds to modify the service to instruct calls to be forwarded to any location and any phone.

MyPatientLine should be a part of every family's emergency kit. Having an emergency number and sharing it with a network of friends is a key step in preparing for an unexpected emergency, illness or natural disaster.

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About Jaduka

Jaduka provides Web-integrated communication tools that enable businesses to improve operational processes and better acquire and retain customers. The company's technology lets users trigger regular telephone calls, manage voicemail, review calling history and administer account information from virtually any Internet application.

About American Red Cross

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.

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