Thank you to Local Volunteers

Pat Mertens and her husband, David, donated two new 16 channel, 5 watt portable radios to the Marinette/Menominee American Red Cross Disaster team to use during emergency situations. Pat, a member of the disaster team, realized there was a need for these radios since communication can be a problem in certain parts of the county. Pat (pictured right) presented the radios to the disaster team at the February meeting to Disaster Chair Ron Haduch (middle), and John Meyers, Disaster Team Member (left).

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Congratulations Peter and Jennifer

Peter Kretche, American Red Cross Volunteer, and Jennifer Nelson, American Red Cross Transportation Director, were honored on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 reception and magazine unveiling….. congrats on making the list and for all that you do to support the American Red Cross and the community. 40 under 40

UWGB Org Smorg Event

Red Cross Club BoothShannon K., student and intern for the American Red Cross in front of the Red Cross Club booth at Org Smorg. This spring the Lakeland Chapter will be establishing a UWGB Red Cross Club on Campus! We are so excited….. stay tuned for what these young adults will be doing to further the mission of the American Red Cross in the community.

Creating Art for a Good Cause

p12123731The United Way of Door County has a unique fundraising opportunity that not only gets other agencies involved but also raises funds to support community programs. Working with Karin Overbeck, a Sturgeon Bay Artist, United Way funded agencies will be making stepping stones to be auctioned off on at the Fairfield Gallery.

The stepping stone is to communicate an image or feeling about your community organization. On January 30, Mauree Childress, Development Director for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter and Jody Weyers, Volunteer and Communications Director, showed their artistic side in creating their mosaic to represent the Red Cross.

“We help families pick up the pieces after a disaster,” said Weyers. “Creating a mosaic to represent the Red Cross was really meaningful, because you are taking all these pieces and putting them together to create a whole, that is what we do for families.”

For more information on this fundraising event and auction contact the United Way of Door County office at 920-746-9645.

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Winter Weather Tips

Winter Weather Safety Tips

1. Disaster Supply Kit

                - Warm blankets

                - Mittens/gloves, warm coats, water-resistant boots, hats

                - Canned food and can opener

                - Bottled water

                - Battery-powered flashlight and radio, with extra batteries

                - First Aid kit

                - Prescription drugs and other medical supplies (if needed)

 

2. Winterize your car before winter

                - Keep small disaster supply kit in car, including a shovel if space allows

                - Keep gas tank at least half full

 

3. Don’t forget about your pets

                - Bring them indoors or provide warm shelter outdoors

                - Have food in disaster supply kit for them

 

4.  Take your time

                - Give yourself enough time to drive in the snow and ice safely

                - Slow down if it is icy

 

 

 

For More Information Check out the Following Links: 

Frostbite and Hypothermia Information:

http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/Preparing/Frostbite_and_Hypothermia.pdf

 

Purchase Emergency Preparedness Kits/First Aid Kits:

http://www.redcrossstore.org/

 

Fox Cities/Green Bay WI Local News Stations Weather Links:

http://www.wbay.com/Global/category.asp?C=765&nav=menu24_3 – Action 2 News (WBAY)

http://www.fox11online.com/subindex/weather – Fox 11 News (WLUK)

 

National Weather Links:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ – National Weather Service

http://www.fema.gov/ – FEMA

http://www.weather.com/ – The Weather Channel

 

 

 

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