Tuesday, May 21, 2013
American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan shares ways local residents can support those affected by the disaster.
Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado Monday afternoon ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, according to the Associated Press. As search-and-rescue crews continue to dig through the rubble, many people are wondering what they can do to help those affected by the disaster. John Mozena, spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan, said the organization should know more later today about exactly how much help is needed. "We're still in the assessment phase of what's going on in Oklahoma with our disaster assessment professionals," he said. "You see the photos of the devastation and it's just horrific, and the people in the town have lost everything." …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for Southeastern Michigan.
Here comes the rain again. This week's forecast for the Southeast Michigan area shows, rain, rain and more rain. April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring flooding to the area, and the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan wants you to be prepared. According to a press release from the Red Cross, floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause flood include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturate the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. You will likely hear weather forecasters use these terms when floods are predicted in your community: 7 Tips for Responding Appropriately During a Flood 7 Tips to Stay …
Friday, March 22, 2013
When a fire ravaged through an apartment complex Thursday in Plymouth Township, representatives from the American Red Cross and Salvation Army were there to help.
Little could be done Thursday to console the residents in 16 apartments units who lost personal property and pets in an apartment fire that morning that ravaged through the Lake Pointe Village Apartments in Plymouth Township. Representatives from the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, however, arrived at the scene to offer any help they could to get the residents through a difficult time. The service groups were on hand Thursday to offer blankets and warm beverages to residents and firefighters, while helping displaced residents find a place to stay for the next couple of days and replace clothing lost in the blaze. For the Salvation Army, the efforts were split between helping residents of the apartment and keeping the fire crews warm…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Blood donors will receive free tickets, valued at $12, for tonight's game.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Blood drive donors will receive a Whalers ticket.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- John McKay
Wednesday, January 30
On Friday, the Plymouth Whalers will be out for blood. The Whalers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Friday at Compuware Arena. According to a news release from the team, anyone who tries to donate will receive a free ticket to see the Whalers take on the Soo Greyhounds, valued at $12, that night. The Whalers (25-14-5-4) and Greyhounds (26-19-2-2) face off at 7:05 p.m. at Compuware Arena The game will be broadcast on WSDP-FM, 88.1, beginning at 6:45 p.m., and on Comcast 900/Xfinity television starting at 7. The Whalers are back in action Saturday, facing the Peterborough Petes (14-27-3-4) at Compuware Arena with faceoff at 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WSDP-FM, 88.1, starting at 6:…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Local blood and platelet supplies are dangerously low, says American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is asking anyone who is eligible to donate blood or platelets to do so as soon as possible, warning that local supplies are currently insufficient to meet the needs of our community’s hospitals in a timely manner. The Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross needs 900 units of life-saving blood each and every day, according to a press release from the American Red Cross. To get as many donations as possible with the greatest efficiency, Red Cross officials are asking eligible blood and platelet donors to make appointments or to keep the appointments they have already made. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can also click here …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Try Zumba, donate blood for SWAG and save on groceries at the Canton Farmers Market.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Peg McNichol
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Anyone 16 and older can experience Zumba, a high-energy musical workout, from 9-10 a.m. today at Canton Leisure Services' Zumba party in the Maple Room at Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway. Register in person after 6 a.m. today at the Summit; fees are $5 for Summit members, $7 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. If you are eligible to donate blood, Canton Public Library has a great deal. People who donate a pint of blood at the library's American Red Cross drive, set for 11 a.m-4:45 p.m. Aug. 26, will be entered in a drawing. The prizes include: two tickets to Cedar Point or free gasoline for a year. Every donor will receive free box of chocolates courtesy of Edible Arrangements. Reserve donation time in person at the library's …