PA Heartland Chapter ARC Notes

How the Red Cross is Helping 

As Red Cross recovery operations continue in tornado-devastated neighborhoods throughout the South and Midwest, hundreds of workers are mobilizing to help people in Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming as rivers throughout the area threaten to overflow their banks.

Since March 31, the Red Cross has launched 42 separate relief operations in 29 states. Wildfires in Texas, flooding along the swollen Mississippi and Missouri rivers and the rash of angry tornadoes have led to the deployment of more than 12,000 Red Cross workers from all 50 states to help those in need. The Red Cross has served more than 3 million meals and snacks, and handed out more than 1.4 million items like tarps and work gloves to help people in need.

LOCAL NEWS 

As a volunteer organization, it is volunteers that make our services available in all our communities.  Without volunteers in each community, providing services becomes more challenging and takes longer for volunteers from outside the community to respond.  You can make a difference in your community by becoming a Red Cross volunteer.  Contact the American Red Cross to find out more.

¾    The PA Heartland Chapter is selling chances to win two tickets to the PSU vs. Alabama game on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Beaver Stadium.  Chances are $5.00 each.  Contact the Chapter office to find out how to get your chance to win.

You can help the American Red Cross to receive a $1,000 gift from the Stoltz Family Dealerships.  Stoltz Family Dealerships are celebrating 25 years of business by giving away $25,000, $1,000 to 25 charities selected by their customers.  Stop by any of the Stoltz Family Dealerships and cast your vote for the PA Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross. 

The PA Heartland Chapter is part of the Northwestern PA Region of the American Red Cross.  With the Greater Erie County Chapter as the lead, the Corry, Warren County, Allegheny Region, ARC of McKean and Potter and the PA Heartland work together to ensure that Red Cross services are available in the most efficient and caring way possible. 

Watch for the American Red Cross at various community events throughout the four-county area this summer.  We look forward to meeting you! 

Visit www.arcpaheartland.org to learn more about the PA Heartland Chapter or visit us on Facebook. 

Health & Safety Classes  

First Aid –                               Tuesday, July 19   6 PM  DuBois 109 N Brady Street 2nd Floor

Lifeguard –                             Monday-Friday, July 18-22 6 PM     St. Marys Pool 

The American Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety program is undergoing major changes.  These changes affect the process in which classes are scheduled.   The schedule given below is a skeleton schedule for the month of July.  Additional classes may be added.  Please contact the chapter office for more information on Health and Safety class availability.

Watch for a full schedule of community classes coming in the near future. 

Visit www.redcross.org to see a complete schedule of classes in our area and register for classes or call 1-800-REDCROSS.  

Blood Drives

Clearfield County Bloodmobile Schedule

Monday, July 11         Lawrence Township Vol. Fire Co.                 Clearfield        Noon – 6:00 pm

Friday, July 15            440 Front Street                                            Clearfield        Noon – 6:00 pm

                                    YMCA                                                             Clearfield        Noon – 6:00 pm

Saturday, July 16       Starz Gym                                                      Clearfield        9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, July 20  Lowes                                                             DuBois            9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, July 29           440 Front Street                                            Clearfield        Noon – 6:00 pm 

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule

Friday, July 15            Sykesville Town Hall                                     Sykesville       Noon – 6:00 pm

                                    Brookville Church of God                             Brookville       Noon – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 19        Brockwayville Depot                                      Brockway        Noon – 6:00 pm

                                    Reynoldsville Eagles FOE 540                     Reynoldsville 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, July 22           Punxsutawney SSCD Church                       Punxsutawney Noon – 6:00 pm

Elk Country Bloodmobile Schedule

Tuesday, July 12        Fox Township Senior Center                        Kersey             2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 13   Moose Club Lodge                                         St. Marys        10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, July 14      American Legion                                           Weedville       1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Schedule is subject to change. Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule appointments or visit the E-donor site at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 1-866-236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.

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 the American Red Cross! Checks may be sent to PA Heartland Chapter, 109 N Brady Street, Suite 2, DuBois, PA 15801, or 1100 S. Second St. Suite 2, Clearfield, Pa 16830, or 18 Western Ave, Brookville, Pa 15825, or 808 S Michael Road, St. Marys, PA 15857

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