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 …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Children throughout the Chesterfield Township school raised money for Hurricane Sandy victims by donating to the American Red Cross.
Students at Green Elementary in Chesterfield Township got cozy for a cause. With a desire to help Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, student council, kids, their families and local businesses have raised approximately $1,500 for the American Red Cross during "Slippers for Sandy." The fund-raiser started when Green kindergarten teacher Pam Olcese, a New Jersey native who lost her childhood home in Brielle, NJ in the storm, wanted to to give back with support of school administration. During a weekend vendor show at the school, about $200 was collected and then kids were asked to donate $1 to wear slippers and pajamas to school last Wednesday. But, many families gave more than the required amount, Olcese said. "The families are just so …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways residents in Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore can help people devastated by the storm.
How can you help the victims in Sandy from Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore. 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. Do you know of any local drives or fundraisers for victims of Superstorm Sandy? Tell us in the comments below!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the news from last week.
Miss the latest headlines from Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore? Here's a recap of the news from this past week:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas across the country as emergency responders assess damage from Hurricane Sandy. Use this list to find drives in the area this week.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Editor's note: This article was submitted by the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000 units of blood and platelet donations. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets. “Just as Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to provide disaster relief and other emergency assistance, we are mobilizing blood and platelets donations to ensure patients have access to the potentially lifesaving blood products they need,” said Diane E. Ward, CEO for the Southeastern Michigan …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Severe weather and fewer summer donations are to blame for the blood supply shortage, according to a USA Today report.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Blood donation appointments are available Aug. 10 at municipal offices.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
An American Red Cross blood dive Friday at Chesterfield Township Fire Department is booked, but appointments are currently being taken for the blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at municipal offices. The public can set up an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Learn how to have a successful donation before you go and get answers to frequently asked questions. And, read about Patch contributor Dan Simons journey on giving blood in the community. Sign up for the Patch daily newsletter and follow us on Facebook.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A heat advisory has been issued for Thursday in southeast Michigan, including New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township.
It's a good day for air conditioning as temperatures are expected to soar in Metro Detroit. The National Weather Service projects temps in the high 90s, even reaching 100-degree range in some areas, and has issued a heat advisory for the region, including New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township. "Southwest winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures at the upper levels of the atmosphere will combine to create hot conditions Thursday across southeast Michigan," the National Weather Service reports. "Several places will reach 100 degrees and, when factoring in the humidity, heat indices will be in the 100 to 105 degree range in the afternoon." An Air Quality Alert has also been issued for the day for region, including New Baltimore and …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Although the flu season may last through the month of March, the blood supply must be replenished now, the American Red Cross said Monday.
A recent outbreak of the common cold and seasonal flu has prevented many Metro Detroiters from giving blood, according to the American Red Cross. In order to keep pace with demand, the Red Cross urges healthy donors to make blood donation appointments. “The Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region must collect 900 units of blood each and every day to support the needs of our local hospitals,” Martha Kurtz, American Red Cross communications associate, said in a news release. “Our blood donors are so supportive, we felt if they knew about our current situation, they’d understand how much we need and appreciate them during this current challenge.” In Chesterfield Township, a blood drive is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. April 25 at Grace United …