Red Cross Club of UW-Green Bay Awareness Concert Success

Thursday, April 23, the American Red Cross Club of the University Wisconsin Green Bay, hosted an awareness campaign on campus to let people know about the mission of the American Red Cross and students can be apart of the mission by joining the Red Cross Club. The club is a new student organization on campus and we are thrill to have 15 current members.

Partnering with local musician, Rob Anthony, the Common Grounds Coffee House came to life with good music and good vibes all to bring awareness to the American Red Cross and the programs and services we provide to the community.

Thank you to Rob Anthony, Good Times Programming, Common Grounds Coffee House and Cellcom for sponsoring our club t-shirts. Look for good things to come from this group of energetic and motivated students.

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Red Cross Club on WGBX Campus Radio

Mike Crum, UWGB Red Cross Club President, and Jody Weyers, Volunteer and Communications Director, joined Rob Anthony, local musician, on the air waves of WGBX campus radio. This was an opportunity to gain visibility for the Red Cross Club on campus, which started this spring. Thursday, April 23, Rob will be performing at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop in the University Union at 8:30pm. Rob is sharing his musical talents to help the American Red Cross promote their mission and help raise funds for the organization.  To hear Rob’s music click on: http://www.robanthonymusic.com/

Volunteer Highlight: Larry Staszak

Name: Larry Staszak

From: Suring

Started volunteer for the Red Cross: October, 2005

First Deployment: Orlando, FL for relief efforts for Hurricane Wilma

Larry Staszak is a volunteer with our disaster services program. He also helps at a variety of special events. For the last 4 years he was our main forklift driver and brat man at the Food Tent for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, when we were a charity partner of the event.

During the Heroes campaign this year, Larry showed how grassroots efforts can make a difference. Larry decked out the trail groomer, so while he was grooming trails, Red Cross visibility was there. He also put up Red Cross donation boxes around town and through those efforts and his community contacts raised over $500.00 to support Red Cross programs and services. “Larry is one of the kindest and big hearted gentleman that I know and we are so fortunate to have him share his time and talents with the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.” states, Jody Weyers, Volunteer Director.

Ps… he spoils us at the chapter by making some of the best cheesecake in the world!

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UWGB Red Cross Club helps in Downtown Green Bay Inc. Earth Day Clean Up

NEWS RELEASEApril 22, 2009

Crystal Osman, Program Manager

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main Street, Inc.

P: (920) 437-1824 C: (920) 562.2550

E: crystal@downtowngreenbay.com

Join downtown neighbors, businesses and American Red Cross volunteers for annual downtown cleanup!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GREEN BAY, Wis.-Downtown Green Bay and Olde Main Street invite volunteers to their annual spring cleanup this Saturday, April 25th from 9 AM until noon to help celebrate Earth Week. Volunteers from the Downtown Neighborhood Association, downtown business community and American Red Cross are joining together for the event and ask other interested volunteers to join them sweeping sidewalks and picking up litter in the Downtown and Olde Main Street Districts.

Interested volunteers should meet at the Hotel Sierra parking lot (333 Main Street) at 9 AM. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided but volunteers are asked to bring brooms and window washing tools if available. Volunteers will be given free coffee compliments of A Better Footprint and a discounted lunch at Erbert & Gerbert’s. The American Red Cross coordinated a group of volunteers for the event from the Red Cross Club, Tri-Beta and the Social Work Club. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, The Plant People, Olde Main Street, Inc. and Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is a non-profit Business Improvement District (BID) organized in 1997 to preserve and to improve the social and economic climate in downtown Green Bay. Olde Main Street, Inc. is a Business Improvement District (BID) created in 1999 to provide leadership and management for the revitalization of a 25-block area in and around Main Street, near downtown, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Questions can be directed to Crystal Osman, Program Manager, at (920) 437-1824 or e-mail crystal@downtowngreenbay.com.

Pictures from Regional Heroes Recognition Event

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Thank you to our Heroes!

Thank  you to the Heroes of the American Red Cross and to those who came out to our thank you recognition event at the Performing Arts Center. The evening was filled with good stories, friends and music. Here’s a clip of Rob Anthony performing his original song “We All Need” post event.

Volunteers in North Dakota for Flooding

Jan Traversa and Dee Knutson, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Volunteers, with the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).  Jan and Dee where deployed with the ERV to support mass feeding for the emergency personnel and volunteers affected by the Red River Flooding.

Jan Traversa and Dee Knutson, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Volunteers, with the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV). Jan and Dee where deployed with the ERV to support mass feeding for the emergency personnel and volunteers affected by the Red River Flooding.

Local Fire Departments Raise almost $3,000 for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter

Volunteers at the DePere Fire StationSaturday, March 28, eight local fire departments and Red Cross Volunteers teamed up to help raise money for Red Cross programs and services as Heroes for the American Red Cross Heroes Campaign. In four hours, $2,952.85 was raised by the participating fire stations. 

Fire fighters and Red Cross volunteers talked about preparedness and safety, sold raffle tickets for some great prizes and children got to make their own first aid kits. The Village of Howard Fire Department, dressed in their fire fighting uniforms, collected donations in their boots from people in cars on Glendale Avenue.

Ed Janke, Fire Chief of the Village of Howard, said, “The Red Cross and the Fire Service work together to assist our neighbors in need during their time of crisis and help to restore a sense of safety and security when the consequences appear to be overwhelming.”

Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department moved a fire truck to Smurawa’s County Bakery, which also donated proceeds from bakery sales.

“Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise $1000 for their local Red Cross chapter. Although each Chapter sets a fundraising goal, the desire is the same; to support Red Cross services including disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid and CPR training and disaster preparedness information for our community. All money raised will stay within the Chapters to support our community.

Participating Fire Stations Included:

Bellevue Fire Department – 3100 Eaton Road

DePere Fire Department, Station 1 – 400 Lewis Street (Lewis and Broadway)

DePere Fire Department, Station 2 – 1180 Grant Street (Grant and 9th St.)

Green Bay Fire Department, Station 5 – 2310 Finger Road

Green Bay Fire Department, Station 6 – 1701 West Mason (Fireman’s Park)

Howard Fire Department, Station 1 – 2456 Glendale Ave.

New Franken Fire Department – 5077 East Ronsman Rd., New Franken

Pulaski Fire Department – will be at Smurawa’s Country Bakery, 204 E. Pulaski, Pulaski

To conclude the Heroes’ campaign, all Heroes will be invited to a thank you recognition event and concert featuring live music by Rob Anthony at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on Wednesday, April 15.

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American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Receives $5,000 gift from The Grainger Foundation for Heroes Campaign

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter is honored to be presented with a $5,000 gift from The Grainger Foundation, based upon a recommendation from the local Grainger Branch Manager, Greg Schwister, for the Heroes Campaign. “Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local businesses, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 for support of their local Red Cross Chapter.

“Grainger’s support has been wonderful,” said Steve Maricque, Executive Director, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter. “Their recent gifts to the Lakeland Chapter have enabled us to build our capacity to respond to disasters in the communities we serve.”

“Grainger is proud to support the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter,” said Greg Schwister, Branch Manager of Grainger in Green Bay. “The Heroes Campaign was a tremendous opportunity for us to continue to be involved in our community.”

To conclude the Heroes’ campaign, all Heroes will be invited to a thank you recognition event and concert featuring live music by Rob Anthony at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on Wednesday, April 15.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission.

About W.W. Grainger, Inc.:

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2008 sales of $6.9 billion, is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Panama.  Through a highly integrated network including more than 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger’s employees help customers get the job done.

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