Aug. 28 Clearfield-Jefferson ARC Notes

There will be a Multiphasic Blood screening at the Clearfield Red Cross Office on September 11, 2010. The blood screening covers thirty-five tests for a fee. Other tests available are Prostate and Thyroid for an additional fee.  Free blood pressure and oximeter screening will also be available.  Appointments may be scheduled by calling 765-5516 from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

September is National Preparedness Month and the Red Cross is urging you to “Be Red Cross Ready”

It is important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies. Natural and human-caused disasters can strike suddenly, anytime and anywhere.  The three actions everyone can take that can make a difference:

Get a Kit: At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed below. Keep supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness

kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

•Water• Food—non-perishable, Flashlight • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) •Extra batteries • First aid kit • Medications(7-day supply) and medical items • Multipurpose tool • Sanitation and personal hygiene items • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies) • Cell phone with chargers • Family and emergency contact information • Extra cash •Emergency blanket • Map(s) of the area.

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit.

Make a Plan:  Meet with your family or household members.  Discuss how to prepare and respond to emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.  Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and plan to work together as a team. If a family member is in the military, plan how you would respond if they were deployed. Plan what to do in case you are separated during an emergency.

Be Informed: Learn what disasters or emergencies may occur in your area. These events can range from those affecting only you and your family, like a home fire or medical emergency, to those affecting your entire community, like tornado or flood.

September 10, 2010 at 9:00am.- Brookville – Emergency Response Vehicle Training Class. Call 849-2712 or 765-5516 to register 

Health & Safety Classes: 

Adult CPR – Clearfield –September 15, 2010

                      Brookville – September 21, 2010

Infant Child CPR/AED – Clearfield – September 2, 2010                              

 First Aid – Clearfield – September 16, 2010

                  Brookville – September 23, 2010                  

Pediatric First Aid and Infant and Child CPR for Child care providers is scheduled for September 22 and 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the Red Cross office in Clearfield. To register go to the PA Keys Web site at www.pakeys.org. Please mail $20.00 registration fee to the American Red Cross in advance at 1100 S. Second St., Clearfield, PA 16830

Call 765-5516 in Clearfield or 849-2712 in Brookville to register for classes or place an order.

Visit the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter Web site at www.clearfieldjeffersonredcross.org for all the local Red Cross news.

Clearfield Bloodmobile Schedule

Sept. 3                         Fixed Site 440 Front Place                                        12:00-6:00

Sept. 6                         Fixed Site 440 Front Place                                          8:15-2:00

Sept. 13                        Knights of Columbus-Clearfield                              12:00-6:00

 Sept. 17                       Fixed Site 440 Front Place                                        12:00-6:00

Sept. 24                                   CCCTC-By Appointment                               8:30-2:00

Sept. 25                                  Curwensville Moose                                           9:00-2:00

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule

Sept. 3 First Church of God – Punxsutawney 12-6
Sept. 7 Brockwayville Depot – Brockway 12-6
Sept. 10 Big Run War Memorial – Big Run 12:30-6
Sept. 17 Sykesville – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin 12-6
Sept. 17 Brookville – Church of God 12-6
Sept. 21 Reynoldsville – American Legion 1-7

                   Red Cross 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 your American Red Cross! Checks may be sent to Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 1100 S. Second St. Suite 2, Clearfield, Pa 16830, or Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter, 18 Western Ave, Brookville, Pa 15825.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

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