CLEARFIELD – With a baby or young child in your family, you know there is nothing more important than safety. Whether you’re a parent or a child caregiver, there are steps you can take to keep babies and children safe.
Follow these general safety rules:
• Use safe playgrounds.
• Use gates on stairs.
• Always supervise children in or near water.
• Buckle up.
• Never keep guns in any child care setting.
• Call the poison control center if you think a child has been poisoned.
• Post emergency numbers next to your telephone.
Thousands of deaths occur each year while children sleep.
• A baby should always sleep face up. Make sure that everyone who comes into contact with your infant — you, grandparents and other relatives, childcare providers, babysitters — know to always place an infant on his or her back at night or naptime.
• Use a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib or bassinet. Do not use a crib with a mattress that allows you to fit two fingers between it and the sides of the crib.
• Never put an infant on a waterbed, bean bag, or anything soft enough to cover the face.
• Do not place a crib within reach of window blind or curtain cords.
Take an American Red Cross course in first aid and infant/child CPR. Make sure that others caring for your children are certified as well. Class schedules are listed below and babysitter training courses are scheduled upon request.
A Multiphasic blood screening will be held at the Clearfield Red Cross office on March 8 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.. The blood screening covers thirty-five tests for a fee and other tests available are Prostate and Thyroid for an additional fee. Free blood pressure and oximeter screening will also be available. We are taking appointments by calling 765-5516 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will be holding additional bloodscreenings
on June 7 in Mahaffey, Sept. 13 at the Red Cross office and November 8 at Karthaus Community Alliance Church..
There will be a Red Cross Auction held at the St. Charles Café to benefit the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter American Red Cross on March 28, 2008. Preview and Hors d’ oeuvres at 5:00PM and the Auction begins at 7:00. Items from local businesses, crafters, local artist paintings, National artist prints and more will be auctioned. Tickets are $12.00 and are available at the Red Cross offices in Clearfield, 765-5516 and in Brookville, 849-2712.
Easter Pie order forms will soon be showing up at your place of business. 10 inch pies for $8.00 each. Your choice of apple, blackberry, peach, cherry, red raspberry, caramel apple walnut, pre-baked pecan, and pumpkin rolls. Delivery date is March 17 and order deadline is March 5. Please call the office at 765-5516 or 849-2712 if you want to order.
Upcoming Disaster courses:
International Humanitarian Law: March 1, 2008 from 9:00 to noon at the Clearfield office
Fulfilling our Mission: March 3, 2008 at 6:30pm at the Brookville office.
Health & Safety Classes:
Adult CPR – Clearfield –February 20, 2008
Brookville – March 5, 2008
Punxsutawney – March 3, 2008
Infant Child CPR – March 6, 2008
First Aid – Clearfield – February 21, 2008
Brookville – March 6, 2008
Punxsutawney –March 4, 2008
All of the above Health & Safety classes begin at 6:00 pm.
Call 765-5516 to register for classes in Clearfield or 849-2712 to register in Brookville & Punxsutawney.
Visit the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter web site at www.clearfieldjeffersonredcross.org for all the local Red Cross news.
Clearfield Bloodmobile Schedule
Feb. 19 Karthaus Fire Hall 1:00 -7:00
Feb. 20 Bradford Township Elementary 2:30-7:00
Feb. 21 Penn Dot 9:00 – 3:00
Feb. 22 Clearfield Co. Career & Tech. Center 8:45 – 2:00
Feb. 29 Fixed Site 12:00-6:00
Jefferson Bloodmobile Schedule
Feb 19 Saints Cosmos & Damian-Punxsutawney Noon-6PM
Mar. 11 Saint Tobias Church Brockway Noon-6PM
Mar 14 Bethel Baptist Church-Sykesville Noon-6 PM
Mar 14 Calvary church of the Nazarine Noon-6 PM
Mar 14 Punxsutawney Christian School Noon -6 PM
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, nearly a million volunteers and employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and delivered messages service members separated from their families. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
By supporting the American Red Cross you provide the vital funds necessary to support all of our core services. Checks may be sent to Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 1100 S. Second St. Suite 2, Clearfield, Pa 16830, or Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 275 Main St., Brookville, Pa 15825.
VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
Red Cross is a United Way and United Fund Participating Agency and an RSVP Station.