Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Missouri has not seen the widespread occurrences of the flu this winter, but 41 states, including all of Missouri's neighbors, have, according to the American Red Cross.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Tuesday, January 15
The following is a message issued Thursday from the American Red Cross about the flu. While much of the country is experiencing a crippling invasion of the flu, Missouri has been successful in defending against it – so far. The American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now. The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the flu virus during what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says is the worst influenza outbreak in several years in the United States. Widespread flu activity is reported in 41 states and although Missouri is not on the list, all of our neighboring states are. Steps to prevent the flu The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The fundraising blitz to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the eastern seaboard.
St. Louis County began a 10-day micro fundraising blitz with the American Red Cross to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the eastern seaboard. The effort is branded the “10 for Ten Campaign” and will be supported heavily by social media. County Executive Charlie A. Dooley announced the campaign Friday during the County’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. St. Louis County employees and residents will be encouraged to donate $10 during a 10 day period beginning Nov. 19, 2012. Contributions can be made securely online through a special American Red Cross micro site branded with the “10 for Ten” logo. The campaign will get a push from social media including County websites, Twitter and Facebook. A special message will be sent to…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
American Red Cross and St. Louis Rams representatives teamed up to send greetings to active military, their families and veterans in homes and hospitals. Rams defensive end Chris Long volunteered to be Holiday Mail for Heroes honorary chair.
With help from supporters, volunteers and sponsors, the American Red Cross delivers holiday cards to those serving in active-duty as well as veterans within the United States and around the world. In 2011, more than 1.35 million cards went to troops deployed overseas and stationed locally, stated Red Cross St. Louis communications specialist Denise Nazzaro. This year, partnering with the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Red Cross Area Chapter hopes to collect 25,000 signed cards, she said. Through Nov. 30, people can drop off signed cards at most local Hardees restaurants, BP stations and any Red Cross office. The Red Cross will collect the cards and send them to Washington, DC, to be screened and shipped to various U.S. and international …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Volunteers will be out Friday morning to collect funds to aid the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Volunteers will be up early Friday, Nov. 9, to ask morning commuters to donate money for the Red Cross's disaster relief efforts on the east coast. Volunteers will be collecting from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the corners of Big Bend and Delmar, Hanley and Delmar, Olive and Midland and Olive and McKnight. Volunteers also will be in the Delmar Loop from 4-6 p.m. Saturday collecting donations. Commerce Bank will be counting the money collected and sending it to the Red Cross. Disaster efforts continue on the east coast, especially since the region will be hit by another storm in the next few days. A few more volunteers are needed to help with this collection drive. Contact Ellen Bern at email@example.com or call 314-337-2489 to …
Friday, November 2, 2012
How your donations can aid victims in the most affected areas.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Karen Goff
Friday, November 2, 2012
St. Louis has not been impacted by Superstorm Sandy, but residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts. To Volunteer Your Time Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when the hotline isn’t staffed, include 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471 or emails can be sent to Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us. The New York City agency NYC Service is coordinating volunteers for various relief projects in New York City. Go to its Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address. To Donate The American Red …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Check out our round up of volunteer opportunities.
Looking for ways to help? Patch has a few for you. American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteers are needed and will receive free training. Red Cross volunteers help save lives... and what could be more fulfilling than that? Join our team and help us help others! If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, go to our website and complete an online volunteer application form. Help With Community Thanksgiving Service Member congregations of the St. Charles Ministerial Alliance will share in a community Thanksgiving Service oat 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ. The church is located at 3115 Elm Street. Participating churches and their clergy will share in leadership. The offering will go to the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
CEO Cindy Erickson is participating in a White House Summit and talking about a readiness project which started in St. Louis and has now gone nationwide.
Today marks a very special day for the organization, as the White House hosts “American Red Cross Day”. Cindy Erickson, CEO of the Greater St. Louis Region, is in the nation’s capital for the event. Today’s theme is “Red Cross: Building Resilient Communities”. It is an opportunity for the Red Cross to demonstrate how it is working to build resiliency in communities across the nation and around the world using technology, innovative ideas, and old-fashioned hard work. St. Louis is being highlighted at the event, as Erickson speaks on a panel about the now-national Red Cross Ready Rating Program™. Created in the St. Louis Area Chapter in 2008 with support from Anheuser-Busch, the program helps businesses, schools and organizations become …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
American Red Cross resources can be used to let family and friends know about your welfare during emergencies. This is good information of which to be aware if your area happens to flood this weekend.
Floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters, industry sources indicate. This week, St. Louis County emergency responders, and residents of University City, braced for the aftermath of what Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac may bring to the region this weekend. One way individuals can prepare for emergencies is to become familiar with the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. It is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. Click here to check it out. According to the website, users can: Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
St. Louis County emergency responders met Thursday morning to collectively prepare for incoming storm Isaac. They fear people will plunge into flood waters.
Once St. Louis County emergency responders heard from the National Weather Service expert Jim Kramper on Thursday morning that Tropical Depression Isaac was slowing down and may not unleash as much danger to St. Louis in the air, they immediately turned their preparations to swift water rescue planning. Somewhere between 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is expected to move slowly over St. Louis between Friday and Saturday, said Kramper. A countywide preparation session was hosted before noon at Wildwood-based Metro West Fire Protection District's command center. Represented in the discussions and planning were: St. Louis County OEM, Region C IST, Metro West Fire Protection District, Eureka Fire Protection District, Monarch Fire Protection …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The organization assisted more than 4,300 individuals with immediate needs.
In light of several fires in recent weeks, the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region has released its figures for small-scale fire and emergency response efforts for the previous 12-month period. The following numbers represent the Red Cross fiscal year, which ended June 30. Across the Greater St. Louis Region, which includes St. Louis City and 72 counties in Missouri and Illinois, Disaster Action Team volunteers: The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous donors. The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services. About Red Cross Emergency Services: The American Red Cross provides…