8th Annual Waterfront Charity Ride will Benefit American Red Cross

The Marinette/Menominee American Red Cross has been chosen as recipient of the proceeds raised from the 8th Annual Waterfront Festival Charity Ride on August 8th, 2009 starting at Applejacks Bar & Grill, 20 W. Hosmer St. Marinette, WI.

There will be a stop in Abrams during the 126-mile ride through Oconto and Marinette Counties. There will also be a stop at Little River Country Club,in Marinette, for silent auction, raffles, food and drink before the final stop at the festival grounds.

Riding or not, you can purchase tickets for the raffle of a 46′ flat screen television. You can pick up tickets from the Cozzy’s Polaris or the Marinette/Menominee Red Cross office at 1812 Hall Ave., Marinette.

 

Pre-register at: Cozzy’s Polaris W1740 Hwy 41 Marinette, WI 

or 

Sign up on August 8 between 8am and 10am at:
Applejacks Bar & Grill 20 West Hosmer St Marinette, WI

 Cost of ride:
Solo $10
Double $15

For further information on this event you can contact Coz Costello at 715-732-6501 or Debbie Haduch at 715-735-6062.

 Debbie Haduch has worked with Coz Costello and Peach Blake as they plan for the event. “These guys are totally awesome to work with,” says Haduch. “They are such givers to the community and they are unstoppable when they do things.”

The Red Cross would like to thank Coz Costello, Karen Costello, Pat (Peach) Blake, Mary Blake, Triple C Riders and the community for their support of the Red Cross.

 

Super Donor Days Success

Thanks to the the donors and volunteers at the 23rd annual Super Donor Days event held July 1st and 2nd at Shopko Hall, Green Bay.  With the help of the community the American Red Cross was able to collect 419 pints of blood. This did not meet this year’s goal but was nearly 30 pints more than last year.

Thanks to the donors and volunteers at the 23rd annual Super Donor Days event held July 1st and 2nd at Shopko Hall, Green Bay. With the help of the community, the American Red Cross was able to collect 419 pints of blood. This did not meet this year’s goal but was nearly 30 pints more than last year.

A number of businesses helped make the event a success including Bellin Health, Schwan’s, WFRV TV 5, Glass Nickel Pizza, PMI, the Green Bay Packers and Jones Sign Company. There was fun give-aways, free pizza from Glass Nickel Pizza Company and Schwan’s provided free ice cream. People came with the cause in mind. “I think a lot of people help out because there is a need out there,” says Dave Liethen, Donor Recruitment Representative.

Courtney Juza, Katie Beno, Jessica Juza

Courtney Juza, Katie Beno, Jessica Juza

The blood drive is very important to make sure we have blood on hand for those who are in accidents, have a heart attack, receive cancer treatments and all others procedures whose lives are saved by receiving blood.

One out of every 10 people admitted to the hospital needs blood and the Red Cross provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply.

“The need is always there, ” says Liethen. “Please encourage people who have not donated in a long time or it’s their first time, to give the gift of life and make giving blood a regular part of their life,” says Liethen.

If you did not get the chance to donate at this blood drive, please go to http://www.givebloodgivelife.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to find a blood drive near you.

Join us August 31 for the 5th Annual Door County Golf Classic

1176020_12420724There is still time to reserve your team’s spot in the 5th Annual Door County Classic sponsored by American Transmission Co. You can support your local Red Cross, which provides programs in your community, and golf at the exclusive Horseshoe Bay Golf Club.

Team Sponsorship is $600.00 per foursome, and entry includes:

18-hole round of golf with cart

Lunch and dinner

Hospitality Bag

Recognition as a sponsor in event promotional material

Deadline for registration is August 24, 2009

Horseshoe Bay Golf Club

5335 Horseshoe Bay Road, Egg Harbor, WI

10:30 am  Registration

11:30 am  Shotgun Start (Scramble Format)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4:30  pm  Dinner & Program

For more information or to register please contact Mauree Childress at 920-227-4286 or by email at childressm@arclakeland.org

18-hole round of golf with cart
Lunch and dinner
Hospitality Bag
Recognition as a sponsor in event promotional material
10:30 am  Registration
11:30 am  Shotgun Start (Scramble Format)
4:30  pm  Dinner & Team Sponsorship is $600.00 per foursome, and entry includes:
18-hole round of golf with cart
Lunch and dinner
Hospitality Bag
Recognition as a sponsor in event promotional material
10:30 am  Registration
11:30 am  Shotgun Start (Scramble Format)
4:30  pm  Dinner & Program

 

Pictures from the 4th of July!

Jim and Dawn

Jim and Dawn

Cathy and Tom

Cathy and Tom

Nancy and Steven

Nancy and Steven

Katie and Hailey

Katie and Hailey

Barb, Kristina, and Mark

Barb, Kristina, and Mark

Nick and Karen

Nick and Karen

Ann and Darla
Ann and Darla
Tina, Mary, Kelly and Katie
Tina, Mary, Kelly and Katie
Audrey, Bonnie, Rick, Vince, Mary Ann, Rich and Steve
Audrey, Bonnie, Rick, Vince, Mary Ann, Rich and Steve
Mary and Jack !

Mary and Jack !

Me with volunteers Jim and Marilynn

Me with volunteers Jim and Marilynn

Our Grillers in West side Tent: Joe, Larry Ernie and Joe
Our Grillers in West side Tent: Joe, Larry Ernie and Joe
Our Grillers in tent East Side: Bob, Dick, George & Pat
Our Grillers in tent East Side: Bob, Dick, George and Pat
Bonnie, Jess, Marie and Kris

Bonnie, Jess, Marie and Kris

Gayle Hein Awarded Kerrie Forster Disaster Services Award

During Hurricane Katrina Gayle HeinP6140471 realized she wanted to do something to help out. Shortly after that she stopped in to the Red Cross to give a donation and started talking to Jody Weyers, Volunteer and Communications Director. Her significant involvement since then is the reason she was honored with the 2009 Kerrie Forster Disaster Services Award.

She is a member of a member of a Disaster Services on-call team and helps out in the office. She helps to keep things organized and seems to always know what is needed. Gayle has responded to numerous local fires but she also puts her heart and soul into making sure the comforts are there.

“We call Gayle, ‘Group Mom’ because she keeps us on our toes, lets us know when we blow something, anticipates problems, keeps us fed and we all know how much she cares not only for her fellow team members but the people we work with, the disaster clients and military families,” says Judy Gregory, Emergency Services Director.

Of her 4 years of service with the Red Cross, Gayle says she enjoys helping people in need and making a difference in people’s lives. “I learned that it’s a wonderful organization to volunteer for.  The people are friendly and great to work with.”

American Red Cross Responds to Two Home Fires on Saturday

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a house fire on the East Side of Green Bay around 5:30am on Saturday, July 11 affecting two adults and three children.

The home was an upper and lower unit. The upper unit we assisted two adults and two children with monetary assistance for clothing and meals. We also provided the family with comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts. The family is currently staying with relatives.

In the lower unit, we assisted one teenager with monetary assistance for clothing and meals. She is staying with family.

Four American Red Cross workers were on the scene taking care of the families’ immediate emergency needs. We also provided emergency personnel with water, coffee and snacks on the scene. 

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter also responded to another house fire in the town of Green Valley in Shawano County on Saturday morning. A Red Cross Volunteer assisted the family of two adults and two children with monetary assistance for clothing and meals, and provided comfort kits and homemade quilts. The family is staying with neighbors.

Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. You can help individuals of this disaster and others by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter’s local disaster relief fund. For information call the Lakeland Chapter at      920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.

Rick Jerry Awarded 2009 Earl and Viola Nelson Health and Safety Award

P6140448After donating blood Rick Jerry picked up a card on the table in the canteen area and was recruited as a Disaster Volunteer who helped out during the Mississippi River Floods of 1993. Since then his volunteer capacities have expanded but he still finds time to donate blood as he is now approaching the 12-gallon mark.

Rick is now a Disaster Action Team Leader, First Aid Instructor, and for four years has been chapter representative to the Brown County Community Corps Council. He has also been a disaster instructor, worked fundraisers and acted as chapter Public Affairs Representative.

Rick has touched the organization in many ways. He is known for his great story telling, his flexibility and his capacity to fill in wherever needed. “He teaches at least two classes a month and has taught over 250 community members the skills vital to save a life.”

“I enjoy teaching the most, but also enjoy the majority of the people I interact with in all of my volunteer capacities,” says Jerry.

The Health & Safety Services Department commended Jerry’s dedication and service with the 2009 Earl and Viola Nelson Health and Safety Award.

Rick’s passion for the Red Cross is evident. He had to rush from the volunteer banquet to meet a new recruit.  “I encourage almost everyone I meet or speak to to become involved in the Red Cross as a volunteer in whatever field they think might suit them.”

Rick says the average “life” of a volunteer is 2-2.5 years. Rick’s 16-years of volunteer service make his story a great story to tell.

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