April 26 Clearfield-Jefferson Red Cross Notes

CLEARFIELD – Spring is a time of new life and growth, but it also ushers in violent weather across many parts of the country. People across the nation are recovering from recent, deadly tornadoes, damaging storms, earthquakes and mass flooding. Some Arkansas residents were dealt a menacing combination—flooding in addition to a tornado. Our dedicated volunteers are mobilized across affected areas providing food, shelter and emergency assistance.

The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. Take 3 simple actions to become Red Cross Ready: Get a Kit – Make a Plan – Be Informed. Following these steps will give you the confidence and peace of mind you deserve, protecting yourself and loved ones.

I encourage you to join the ranks of other safety-minded people and get prepared. If you already have—congratulations, and would you mind telling 1 or 2 friends how easy it is to Be Red Cross Ready?

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We have several disaster training classes coming up.
• May 3 – ERV: Ready, Set, Roll and Defensive Driving at the Clearfield Office starting at 8 a.m. until ?
• May 14 – Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance at the Brookville Office 5:30-9 p.m.
• June 7 – Mass Casualty Disasters at the Brookville Office 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• June 26 – Mass Care Overview at the Brookville Office 5:30-8 p.m.

If you or any one you know is interested in attending any of these disaster classes, please call the office or email esd@clearfieldjeffersonredcross.org to register. There is no charge for any of these classes.

The Ladies Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club Golf Association is having a garage sale to benefit The Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter Red Cross on May 3 rom 8am to1pm. The sale will be at the Trinity United Methodist Church 121 S. Second St., Clearfield. Anyone interested in donating items to the sale can drop them off at the Trinity U.M. Church on May 2 t 6:00 p.m.

There will be a Multiphasic Blood screening at the Clearfield Red Cross Office on June 7.

The blood screening covers 35 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. beginning on Monday April 14, 2008. Registration deadline is noon on Wednesday June 4.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer for recertification only will be held on May 10 at :10:00 a.m. the Red Cross office. Please call 765-5516 to register.

Health & Safety Classes:

Adult CPR – Clearfield – May 7 & 21
Brookville – May 7
Punxsutawney – May 5
Infant Child CPR – May 8
First Aid – Clearfield – May 22
Brookville – May 8
Punxsutawney – May 6
All of the above Health & Safety classes begin at 6:00 p.m.
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 for all the local Red Cross news.

Clearfield Bloodmobile Schedule

Fri. May 02 Fixed Site 12:00 – 6:00
Sat. May 10 Curwensville Family Moose Center 9:00 – 2:00
Mon. May 12 Clearfield Presbyterian Church 12:00 – 6:00
Fri. May 16 Fixed Site 12:00 – 6:00
Wed. May 21 Quehanna Boot Camp 10:00 – 3:30

Jefferson Bloodmobile Schedule

May 9 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Sykesville Noon-6 p.m. 
May 13 Brockway Presbyterian church Noon-6 p.m. 
May 16 Brookville Borough Complex Noon-6 p.m.
May 16 First Church of God- Punxsutawney Noon-6 p.m. 
May 27 St Mary’s Church-Reynoldsville 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

When the fire whistles blow and a family loses everything to a house fire, your American Red Cross will be there to help with immediate verified emergency assistance for help with the family’s recovery plans. With your donation, you can put your care and concern into immediate action. 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.

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