Oct. 30 Clearfield-Jefferson ARC Notes

Visit www.clearfieldjeffersonredcross.org to learn more about the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter or visit us on Faceboook. 

Give the gift of life this holiday season.  Red Cross Infant/Child CPR, Adult CPR and First Aid gift certificates are available in our offices. 

Veteran’s Day

In this season of hope and giving, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have joined forces again to invite the public to “send a touch of home” to United States service members and veterans across the country and abroad through the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign.                                                                                                                   

Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans with the opportunity to extend holiday greetings and thanks to service members and veterans.  Last year the program received more than 1.4 million cards for military men and women, their families and veterans.   

The public can participate in the campaign by sending holiday cards with personal messages to a special post office box by December 10. The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will then screen cards for hazardous materials, sort and package the cards, and deliver them to military bases and hospitals, veteran’s hospitals and other locations in the U.S. and abroad during the holidays.  Pitney Bowes is providing all screening, packaging and shipping at no charge, as well as providing thousands of volunteer hours around the country.  The Red Cross will utilize volunteers at over 300 participating chapters nationwide to sort and deliver greetings to military and veteran’s hospitals and military bases in November and December. 

“The United States currently has 1.4 million active duty members, reservists and guards serving within our borders and abroad.  Additionally more than 24 million veterans have faithfully served our country in the past,” notes Sherri Brown, Sr. Vice President of Service to the Armed Forces at the American Red Cross.  “With increased chapter participation this year we hope to reach many more service members and veterans who may be spending this holiday season away from home or without loved ones,” says Brown.

“The men and women who serve our country in uniform deserve our thanks every single day, and sending just one card is all it takes to make a difference in the life of one of our nation’s heroes,” said Jon Love, President of Pitney Bowes Government Solutions.  “We are honored to participate in this important initiative again with the American Red Cross and look forward to helping the public say happy holidays and thank you.”

Holiday cards should be addressed and sent to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.

 Please be sure to affix adequate postage.  Cards must be received no later than December 10.  Cards received after this date will be returned to senders.  For reasons of processing and safety, participants are asked to refrain from sending “care packages,” monetary gifts, using glitter or including any inserts with the cards. 

Additional ways to become involved with the campaign include connecting with fellow card senders through Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcross and Twitter at www.twitter.com/redcross and #holidaymail.

For more information and card requirements, please visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail

Health & Safety Classes

Adult CPR      

                        Clearfield-November 11 – 6pm

                        Punxsutawney – November 1, 2010 – 6pm

                        Brookville- November 16, 2010 – 6pm

First Aid

                       Punxsutawney- November 2, 2010 – 6pm

                        Brookville – November 18, 2010 – 6pm

                        Clearfield – November 18, 2010

Infant/Child CPR 

                        Clearfield-November 4, 2010-6pm           

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

Blood Drives

Clearfield Bloodmobile Schedule          

            Oct. 29                        440 Front Street                                                           12:00-6:00

            Nov. 2                         Clearfield Hospital (appt. only)                                   10:00-4:00

            Nov. 5                         440 Front Street                                                           12:00-6:00

            Nov. 8                         Trinity UM Church                                                      12:00-6:00

            Nov. 19                        440 Front Street                                                          12:00-6:00

            Nov. 26                       440 Front Street                                                          12:00-6:00

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule               

            Nov. 2                         St. Tobias Church Center, Brockway                           12:00-6:00

            Nov. 5                         Punxsutawney Christian School                                   12:00-6:00

            Nov. 12                       Grace United Methodist Church, Sykesville                12:00-6:00

            Nov. 19                       Calvary Church of Nazarene, Brookville                     12:00-6:00

            Nov. 23                       Masonic Lodge, Reynoldsville                                     1:00-7:00
                                                                                                                                                                             

Upcoming events:  The Red Cross will be selling hoagies, holiday wreaths and pies for November delivery.

Please contact our office for more information at 765-5516. 

                  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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