Weekly DuBois ARC Update

Disaster Response:

Disaster response volunteers were on the scene of the early morning fire on Hill Street in Sandy Township on March 24.  The Chapter is working with the family providing them with financial support for clothing, food, and shelter.

If you would like more information on how you can become a Red Cross volunteer or how your organization can support the work of the American Red Cross in your area, please drop us an email at duboisarc@verizon.net or call us at 371-2750.

Disaster Action Team Meeting: The monthly gathering of disaster volunteers to discuss previous responses and plan for future activities is open to all chapter disaster volunteers and anyone interested in learning more about Red Cross disaster response.  DAT meets, 6 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The next DAT meeting will be Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m. please call the office for more information.  

International Response Fund:  Anyone wishing to give to the American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti and Chile can send your donation to the DuBois Chapter, 109 N. Brady Street, Suite 2, DuBois PA 15801.  Please place “IRF” on the memo line of the check.  Thank you. 

The American Red Cross is currently on the ground providing relief aid to victims in Haiti and Chile. 


Annual Membership Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event:  This year’s annual meeting and volunteer appreciation will be held on the evening of April 30 at the Chapter offices on the second floor of 109 N Brady Street.  The theme for the evening will be “Down the block. Across the country. Around the World.”  Please be sure to put this important event on your schedules and RSVP the chapter by April 23rd.  A light meal will be provided.

The DuBois Area Middle School Music Department, in conjunction with Music In Our Schools Month, presents WE ARE THE WORLD – DuBois on Tuesday, March 30th, 6:30 PM at the Middle School Auditorium.  Students, parents, friends, and community members are all invited to join in singing and making a video of the song “We Are the World”.  All participants are asked to bring a small monetary donation for our local Red Cross.

Blood drive opportunities:

March 30, Best Western, 1 – 7 p.m.

April 5, Penn State DuBois, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 12, Lakeside United Methodist Church, 1 – 7 p.m.

April 30, DuBois Nursing Home, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 19, First United Presbyterian, 1 – 7 p.m.

June 14, DuBois Middle School, DVFD Fireman’s Challenge, 1 – 7 p.m.

Health and Safety Classes: 

Adult CPR/AED, April 6, Chapter office, 6 p.m.

Infant/Child CPR, April 13, Chapter office, 6 p.m.

Standard First Aid, April 20, Chapter office, 6 p.m.

The cost of the class is $20.  Please call the Chapter office at 371-2750 to register for classes.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Sunny 106 Kid’s Fair –  April 11, DuBois Middle School, Noon – 4 p.m.

Shop N Save Basketball Game – April 14, DuBois Middle School, 6:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation – April 30, Chapter office, 6 p.m.

First Bash of Summer Carnival – June 2 through June 5, City Park

DuBois Community Days –  June 11 through Saturday, June 12, City Park

DuBois Area Soap Box Derby – June 19, West Long Ave, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office Volunteers Needed:

The DuBois Chapter needs volunteers to assist in the office on a regular basis.  If you are interested in spending as little as 4 hours a week in an office atmosphere, enjoy answering the phone, taking messages, making phone calls, filing, and other office work and would like to become a Red Cross volunteer, please call the office at 371-2750 or email us at duboisarc@verizon.net.

Volunteering: We are always looking for people who are interested in using their special gifts and talents to support the Red Cross Mission.  You can choose how much or how little you can get involved.  Maybe you could help out with a Red Cross event once a year, or would like to be on a committee that meets every other month.  Perhaps you are interested in teaching and have three hours every couple of months to volunteer teach a community health and safety class.  Maybe you like working with people and could spend a couple of hours a month helping with a blood drive or manning a booth at a Red Cross Event.  If you are looking for a leadership role, consider chairing a committee or submit your name for consideration for a seat on the Chapter Board of Directors.   Our Disaster Action team is always looking for individuals willing to get help during a disaster.  Training is required for Disaster response so please contact us for more information if this interests you. 

Contact the chapter office for more information on how you can become a Red Cross volunteer.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Sheetz Coupons: We have Sheetz coupon books good for a MTO item and any size fountain drink or self serve coffee available in the chapter office.  These coupons come in books of 1o and sell for $4.00 each.  Pick up a couple of books to sell to your neighbors, co-workers, family, and friends.  Proceeds go to the DuBois chapter.

We also invite you to visit our Web site.  If you have any ideas that will make the website more useful, interesting, and welcoming, please let us know.

The DuBois Chapter is part of the West Central Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross.  Also known as the Indiana Region, the regional chapters work together to ensure services and leadership for the region.  The chapters included in this region are: DuBois, Indiana, Southern Alleghenies, Clearfield-Jefferson, Elk-Cameron Counties, and Centre Communities.  The DuBois Chapter is a DuBois United Way Partner.

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