Friday, December 21, 2012
LETTER TO EDITOR: "This time of year generally brings out the best in people, and we have certainly seen that here at the American Red Cross."
Friday, December 21, 2012
This Letter to the Editor is from Cindy Erickson, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. This time of year generally brings out the best in people, and we have certainly seen that at the American Red Cross. Because Service to the Armed Forces is a key mission area for the Red Cross, during the month of November, we asked the community to help send holiday greetings to service members around the world, their families and veterans in homes and hospitals. While a holiday card might sound like a small thing, we hear every year that it means a great deal to those who are away from their homes and/or families. Last year, the American Red Cross collected and sent an amazing 1.3 million cards around the world… and 4,000 of those cards came from St. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
American Red Cross and St. Louis Rams representatives teamed up to send greetings to active military, their families and veterans in homes and hospitals. Rams defensive end Chris Long volunteered to be Holiday Mail for Heroes honorary chair.
With help from supporters, volunteers and sponsors, the American Red Cross delivers holiday cards to those serving in active-duty as well as veterans within the United States and around the world. In 2011, more than 1.35 million cards went to troops deployed overseas and stationed locally, stated Red Cross St. Louis communications specialist Denise Nazzaro. This year, partnering with the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Red Cross Area Chapter hopes to collect 25,000 signed cards, she said. Through Nov. 30, people can drop off signed cards at most local Hardees restaurants, BP stations and any Red Cross office. The Red Cross will collect the cards and send them to Washington, DC, to be screened and shipped to various U.S. and international …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Eureka Fire Protection District staffers will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 28, from 2-6 p.m.
Eureka Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Randy Gabel asks for all who can participate in the district's upcoming blood drive on Sept. 28 to do so. The drive will be held from 2-6 p.m. Friday in the district's main conference room at 4849 Highway 109. Donors must be 17 years or older; those who are 16 years old can donate if they provide a parental consent form, which can be found online. Click here to schedule an appointment and enter the code EurekaFireProtection. Or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome, but American Red Cross managers indicate appointments will take priority. Donors should be sure to have photo identification.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
American Red Cross resources can be used to let family and friends know about your welfare during emergencies. This is good information of which to be aware if your area happens to flood this weekend.
Floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters, industry sources indicate. This week, St. Louis County emergency responders, and residents of Wildwood and Eureka, braced for the aftermath of what Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac may bring to the region this weekend. One way individuals can prepare for emergencies is to become familiar with the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. It is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. Click here to check it out. According to the website, users can: Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
TIPS: St. Louis County emergency responders met Thursday morning at the command center of Metro West Fire Protection District in Wildwood to collectively prepare for incoming storm Isaac. They fear people will plunge into flood waters.
Once St. Louis County emergency responders heard from the National Weather Service expert, Jim Kramper, on Thursday morning that Tropical Depression Isaac was slowing down and may not unleash as much danger to St. Louis in the air, they immediately turned their preparations to swift water rescue planning. Somewhere between 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is expected to move slowly over St. Louis between Friday and Saturday, said Kramper. A countywide preparation session was hosted before noon at Wildwood-based Metro West Fire Protection District's command center. Represented in the discussions and planning were: St. Louis County OEM, Region C IST, Metro West Fire Protection District, Eureka Fire Protection District, Monarch Fire Protection …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This winter blood drive resulting from Troop 322 in Eureka was blessed with amazing results.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Shay Hawkins
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A blood drive hosted by Boy Scout Troop 322 on Jan. 29 at Eureka United Methodist Church resulted in 24 units of blood being collected; the goal was 25 units. That amount of blood equals to 72 lives saved! The drive produced six new donors as well. David Chambers, American Red Cross coordinator, said it is very difficult to have very large blood drives during the winter months, due to flu and colds. Connor Dolan, a scout from Eureka, said he thought the blood drive would have a smaller turnout. "I knew it was a good cause, and any blood collected is great and saves lives, but for the Red Cross to run out of bags like they did for the blood drive we did in August was amazing. It kinda' shows that if you see a need, and can make it happen, …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By eating at Culver's restaurant in Eureka today, June 14, you will help support tornado and flood victims.
A total of 10 percent of all sales occurring today (June 14) at Culver's restaurant in Eureka will go to the American Red Cross to support people affected by recent tornadoes and floods in the United States. The Eureka-based Culver's is one of more than 400 restaurants in 18 states: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.