It is so hard to believe that we have so many homeless Veterans in this country and Veterans on the verge of becoming homeless. We have hundreds right here in our very own backyard, which is why our local chapter of the American Red Cross created the 'Totes for Hope' campaign.
In a tweet released today from the Evansville Red Cross @EvvRedCross if you donate blood on July 15 or 22 you'll receive a FREE @HolidayWorld ticket. Appointments required! Call 1-800-REDCROSS or http://ow.ly/m6Oq6
We encourage you to give blood throughout the year because there is a huge need for it and you never know when you or someone in your family will need blood...
A partnership between Eyewitness News, Townsquare Media, and the Evansville Courier and Press have made a big impact with the Red Cross. Wednesday from 6am-6pm, all the media outlets pooled their efforts to raise funds for victims of the Moore, OK tornado victims and with the help of Tri-State donors, we were able to raise $26,016 just in phone-in donations.
As I mentioned in a previous entry, the holiday's provide a double-edged sword for the Southwestern Indiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. On one hand the demand for blood is at one of its highest points of the year, while on the other hand, supply is low as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season prevents people from finding time to donate.
The American Red Cross is always in need of donations, whether it be blood, cash, food, clothes or supplies. The Red Cross is funded entirely through donations and receives no government funding whatsoever, which is why what they do is so important. They are on the scene immediately when disaster hits and they are on the ground in full force right now in New York, New Jersey and several other east
The Red Cross is still in the process of helping those affected by the tornadoes that ripped through Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky earlier this year, and one local restaurant is helping the Red Cross reach out to those trying to rebuild their lives. Visit Texas Roadhouse in Evansville tonight, Wednesday, March 28th with a special coupon provided to help.
The American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Newburgh at the American Legion at Highway 261 and Sharon Road . This is also a location where photos / belongings can be dropped off if you are in the area and find something that may have blown away in the storm.
The Evansville chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a 'Donor Rama' today until 6pm at the Red Cross offices located at the Lloyd and Stockwell. Did you know that every two seconds in this country, someone needs a blood transfusion?
We helped the Red Cross kick off their Back to School Drive for local military families today. We did that with a Free Lunch Friday. Thanks to Rally's and RC Cola for providing the refreshment, and thanks to all who came by to partake!