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 …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas across the country as emergency responders assess damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, October 30, 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 …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Here's a look at what's happening around the White Lake area this weekend.
1. GIVE BLOOD, SAVE A LIFE Where: Dublin Elementary School, 425 Farnsworth St,, White Lake and St. Patrick Parish, 9086 Hutchins St.White Lake When: Dublin's drive takes place from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6; St. Patrick's is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 Cost: Free, but click here to schedule an appointment to donate at Dublin. Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule a donation appointment for for St. Patrick's drive Why go: Support the American Red Cross' vital work of collecting blood and help save lives. 2. BLUE CAT TO GIVE SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE Where: Billy's Tip-N-Inn, 6707 Highland Rd, White Lake When: Friday, 9 p.m.-ish (get there earlier for a good dinner and a better seat) Cost: $5 Why go: Enjoy hearing special guest …
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 …