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." …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The American Red Cross provided food and hydration to police officers, fire fighters, EMS and others Sunday at a condominium blaze in St. Clair Shores.
Members of the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Regional Chapter responded Sunday to the condominium fire at the St. Clair by the Lake complex to provide food and drink to first responders. The Red Cross provided canteen services to nearly 40 first responders from St. Clair Shores, and other neighboring departments, who battled the blaze at a waterfront unit on Jefferson. For more information about Red Cross services, or to donate, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross.
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 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The American Red Cross can accept walk-in blood donations until 1 p.m. today at the emergency blood drive at the St. Clair Shores police station.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The St. Clair Shores Police Department is joining with the American Red Cross to host an emergency blood drive Wednesday at the police station.
The St. Clair Shores Police Department will host an emergency blood drive from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the police station. According to the city's Facebook page, winter storm Nemo forced the cancellation of 160 American Red Cross blood drives in eight states. This resulted in a shortfall of more than 6,600 units of blood and platelets. All blood types are needed, but the Red Cross is urging those with blood types O negative, B negative and A negative to donate. To schedule an appointment, call 877-505-9527.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Students with the Rodgers Elementary Student Council were too young to donate, but they still held a blood drive Tuesday for the American Red Cross.
Students at Rodgers Elementary School may have been too young to donate blood, but that didn't stop members of the student council from holding a blood drive Tuesday for the American Red Cross. To make the event a success, students who invited an adult to donate blood were recognized as a "Pint Size Hero." According to results provided by Lake Shore Schools and the American Red Cross, the blood drive had a donation goal of 31. There were 39 people who were registered for the drive. Five people could not donate for minor medical reasons, but 29 people were able to donate one whole blood unit and there were two donations of two units of double red cells for a total of four products. A total of 33 units were donated during the drive.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The St. Clair Shores Police Department will host a blood drive today in City Hall.
The St. Clair Shores Police Department will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. today in City Hall. Donors can either go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "scspd" to make your appointment or call (877) 505-9527. Walk-ins will also be welcome. Everyone who donates in December will be entered in a contest to win a $500 Visa gift card.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
The New York Red Cross, and the Elks, offer ways residents in St. Clair Shores a way to help friends and family devastated by the storm.
How can you help the victims of Sandy from St. Clair Shores? The American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy. Donations to the Red Cross and giving blood are two great ways to support the efforts. More than 360 Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to the storm, representing a loss of as many as 12,000 blood and platelet products. People who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, are asked to schedule a donation appointment in the days and weeks to come. Elks The Detroit Elks Lodge 34 in St. Clair Shores has been in contact with Elks Lodge 74 in Hoboken, New Jersey, to find out how they could help in the wake…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Severe weather and fewer summer donations are to blame for the blood supply shortage, according to a USA Today report.