PA Heartland ARC Notes
American Red Cross Volunteers Provide Comfort
American Red Cross disaster volunteers were busy this past week working to provide comfort at three separate fires.
On Thursday morning (March 8), volunteers responded to a fire in Luthersburg to assist a family of two who lost everything in a fire. Also, the same day, volunteers in Elk County responded to a fire in Kersey to assist a family of four that also lost everything due to a fire.
And, then Saturday morning (March 10), volunteers responded to a vacant building fire on West Long Avenue in DuBois to provide refreshments for the emergency crews working that fire.
The American Red Cross will work with the families to provide emergency needs of housing, food, clothing, and will continue to work with the families as they continue through the recovery process.
The work of the American Red Cross is made possible through volunteers in the community, neighbors helping neighbors and by the generous donations made by individuals, area business, and organizations like the United Way.
To find out more about how you can help the American Red Cross in your community, contact the PA Heartland Chapter at 371-2750.
Patti Micale Attends Emergency Service Program Managers Institute
Patti Micale, the American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter Emergency Services Coordinator, recently attended the Emergency Services Program Managers Institute in Washington, D.C. The institute is a weeklong training provided by the American Red Cross. Micale joined Red Cross staff from around the country in learning the latest American Red Cross disaster procedures, technology and disaster planning techniques.
Red Cross Spring Charity Auction
Saturday, April 21, St, Charles Café, Clearfield
Highlights will include a silent, Chinese and live auction along with the popular Balloon Pop. The preview of items will be from 5 p.m. -7 p.m., and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at the office 109 North Brady St, Suite 2, DuBois, or the night of the auction.
First Bash of Summer Carnival is Returning
The popular First Bash of Summer Carnival is returning to the DuBois City
Memorial Park, Wednesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 2. Once again, the event will be providing a chance to enjoy carnival rides, food, games and live entertainment while raising funds for the American Red Cross. Watch for more information as event plans are finalized.
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Volunteers from across the four counties continue to provide disaster services to those in need.
The American Red Cross provides financial support for food, clothing, shelter and other emergency needs to victims of disasters. The American Red Cross partners with other organizations to avoid duplication of services.
Monthly disaster team meetings allow volunteers to gather to discuss recent disaster responses, learn new disaster operation techniques or to practice on current ones, learn about other Red Cross volunteer opportunities and network with other volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer, you are invited to attend a Disaster team meeting in your area, or you contact the chapter office for more information. All meetings start at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20, Glad Tidings Church, Clearfield
Tuesday, March 27,Chapter office, DuBois
Tuesday, April 3, American Legion, St. Marys
Schedule is subject to change.
Red Cross Partnerships
The PA Heartland Chapter partners with other service organizations to provide disaster services. These partnerships help us avoid duplication of services thus reducing expenses, share areas of strength to support disaster victims, and assist communities in building resiliency.
If you are part of an organization that is involved in disaster assistance in any way and are interested in partnering with the American Red Cross, please contact Patti Micale, Emergency Services Director at 814-371-2750, ext. 106, for more information.
Clearfield County Bloodmobile Schedule
3/17, DuBois Area Middle School – Girl Scouts, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
3/28, Penn State DuBois, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3/30, 440 Front St., Clearfield Fixed Site, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3/30, DuBois Regional Medical Center, West, CRC Building, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
4/06, 440 Front St. Clearfield Fixed Site, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
4/09, Curwensville United Methodist Church, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
4/20, 440 Front St., Clearfield Fixed Site, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
4/23, DuBois Lakeside United Methodist Church, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
4/25, Karthaus Community Alliance Church, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
4/26, Grampian Church of God, 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/02, Bigler YMCA, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/04, 440 Front St., Clearfield Fixed Site, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/16, DuBois First United Presbyterian Church, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
5/17, Treasure Lake Church, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
5/18, 440 Front St., Clearfield Fixed Site, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule
3/22, Brockway St. Tobias Church, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3/23, Sykesville Bethel Baptist Church, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3/23, Brookville Calvary Church of Nazarene 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3/23, Punxsutawney Christian School, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3/27, Reynoldsville American Legion, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
4/17, Punxsutawney SSCD, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
4/18, Brockway Volunteer Hose Company, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
4/19, Brookville EUM Church, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/11, Big Run Volunteer Fire Company, 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/22, Brockway Presbyterian Church, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/23, Brookville Borough Complex, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/25, Sykesville ABVM Catholic Church, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
5/29, Reynoldsville St. Mary’s Church, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Elk and Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule
4/11, St. Marys Moose Club, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
4/12, Emporium VFW, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
4/13, Johnsonburg Senior Center, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
5/08, Ridgway Central Hose Company, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5/09, Kersey Senior Center, 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
5/10, St. Marys Moose Club, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5/11, Weedville American Legion, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change.
Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule appointments or visit the E-donor site at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 1-866-236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.
Health & Safety Class Schedule:
Evening classes run from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and daytime classes run 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Tuesday, March 20 (Evening), Chapter Classroom
Wednesday, Mar 21
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer
Saturday, March 23, (Day), Chapter Classroom
Schedule is subject to change.
Visit www.redcross.org to see a complete schedule of classes, pricing and to register for classes or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
Pre-registration for community classes is required. Minimum registration requirements for classes will be followed. Options for online “Blended” classes are available.
The PA Heartland Chapter is part of the Western PA Region of the American Red Cross. With regional leadership provided out of the Pittsburgh office, the Greater Erie County, the Corry, Warren County, Allegheny Region, ARC of McKean and Potter and the ARC of the PA Heartland work together with the Butler-Mercer County, Westmoreland-Chestnut Ridge, Indiana, Keystone, and Southwestern Penn Chapters to ensure that Red Cross services are available in the most efficient and caring way possible.
The ARC of the PA Heartland Chapter is a United Way and United Fund Participating Agency and RSVP Station.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Support the American Red Cross! Checks may be sent to PA Heartland Chapter,
109 North Brady St., Suite 2, DuBois, PA 15801.
Contact the Chapter office at email@example.com or by calling 371-2750 or 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) opt 6.
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