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." …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for Southeastern Michigan.
Here comes the rain again. The forecast for the Southeast Michigan area shows more rain headed our way Thursday and Friday and again early next week. 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 …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Weather-related blood drive cancellations result in low supplies across southeast Michigan. Give blood in Berkley or at another nearby center!
Due to weather-related blood drive cancellations, the American Red Cross is urging donors who can safely travel to donate between the hours of 9 a.m.and 3 p.m. at any of the following centers: Ann Arbor: 4624 Packard St. Berkley: 28105 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield: 4190 Telegraph Rd. Livonia: 36650 Five Mile Rd. Riverview: 14031 Pennsylvania Rd. Warren: 13260 E. Eleven Mile Road. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or more information or alternative donation sites.
Monday, January 14, 2013
An influenza outbreak is being reported in 47 of the 50 states and children have been hit particularly hard, according to the relief agency.
Influenza outbreaks have been reported by health officials in 47 of the 50 states, according the American Red Cross. "One age group hit particularly hard is children," according to a Red Cross press release. The relief agency has three steps parents can teach their kids to help them avoid getting sick: Kids have a way of picking up colds and other illnesses. Parents should teach children proper hand washing techniques and how to correctly cover coughs or sneezes. Washing hands properly is an important step to avoid getting the flu. Wash hands with soap and warm water. When using soap and water: THE SCRUB CLUB The American Red Cross and NSF International have collaborated to help parents and teachers reinforce kids' hand-washing habits. The…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Get to know consultant Diane Haroutunian-Brus of Berkley, who will give a portion of proceeds from two holiday events Saturday to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Pampered Chef consultant Diane Haroutunian-Brus of Berkley is using her position to raise money to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Haroutunian-Brus serves as a consultant for Illinois-based Pampered Chef, whose representatives sell kitchen tools and put on cooking demonstrations. This Saturday, she will host two holiday events at her home, with a portion of proceeds to benefit relief efforts on the East Coast. A holiday shopping open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a card game with prizes will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Fifteen percent of Pampered Chef sales during the open house and 15 percent of the card game proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. (See below for more details and to RVSP.) [Read how to help the …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Those who can't donate during the event from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday can schedule an appointment to give at any location, including the American Red Cross in Berkley.
Donors during an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday at the Huntington Woods Public Library will be entered in a drawing to win two Cedar Point tickets valued at more than $100. The event will be held from 1 to 7 p.m., but never fear if you can't make it. Those who can't participate Wednesday can schedule an appointment to donate at any location, including the American Red Cross in Berkley. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of identification when you come to donate. The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Due partially to the early summer and a lack of scheduled blood drives, this shortfall leaves the nonprofit with half the readily available…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Find where to donate in or near Berkley and Huntington Woods.
The American Red Cross is asking Americans to roll up their sleeve and give blood this summer. The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Due partially to the early summer and a lack of scheduled blood drives, this shortfall leaves the nonprofit with half the readily available blood products it had on hand this time last year. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer. “Every day, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. Of that, the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services …
Monday, June 25, 2012
All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.
The American Red Cross is asking Americans to roll up their sleeve and give blood this summer. According to the Red Cross, their blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Due partially to the early summer and a lack of scheduled blood drives, this shortfall leaves the nonprofit with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year. “Every day, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. Of that, the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region must collect approximately 900 pints per day,” said Diane E. Ward, CEO of the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Blood is needed all year long and upcoming drives make it easy to give the gift of life this holiday season.
This is part of a series of ways Patch community members can give back this holiday season. We hope you'll take part in 30 Days of Giving and take the spirit beyond the holidays, because there is need all year long. The American Red Cross collects blood year-round, including during the holidays. The organization distributes donated blood to approximately 3,000 hospitals nationally, saving many lives along the way. In the midst of buying toys for local charities, and donating change through the season, stop by a local drive and give a donation of blood — a priceless gift that won't impact your holiday budget. Upcoming local blood drives include: Birmingham Berkley Bloomfield Rochester Royal Oak Troy West Bloomfield Do you have an idea for …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Schedule an appointment or stop by to make a donation between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Members of the public are invited to participate in a blood drive Monday at Berkley High School. The event will be held between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school's auditorium, according to American Red Cross spokeswoman Kelley DeLong. "We take the last appointment at 1:45 p.m.," she wrote in an email to Berkley Patch. "We do our best to see walk-ins." Donors may call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. Those who can't make it Monday but still would like to give may visit redcrossblood, type in their ZIP code and find a list of nearby blood drives. "We need 900 pints of blood per day to supply 43 local hospitals in southeast Michigan," DeLong wrote. "A donor can give every 56 days, and the pint of blood they give can help …