American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Assist Two Adults Affected by a House Fire in Door County

Belgian Rose Fire: Photos by Myles Dannhausen Sr.

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a house fire in the rural Sturgeon Bay area around 4:00pm on Saturday, January 30. The fire displaced two adults.

An American Red Cross Disaster worker assisted the two adults with monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts. Currently, they are staying with family.

The Lakeland Chapter also provided support with beverages and snacks to 25 emergency personnel on the scene.

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.

About the American Red Cross: 

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. 

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Responds to a House Fire in Oconto County

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a house fire in the town of Abrams around 8am on Friday, January 29. The fire displaced one adult.

Three American Red Cross Disaster workers assisted the adult with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided the client with a comfort kit (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and a homemade quilt.

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.

About the American Red Cross:

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.

 

Musicians United For Haiti

LINE UP OF BANDS:

ACOUSTIC – PERFORMING INSIDE RESTAURANT

  • Kerry Michaels (11:00am – Noon)
  • Ric-oustic  (12:30pm-1:30pm)
  • Emily & Chad of One Week Rage (2pm-3pm)     
  • Rob Anthony (3:30pm-4:30pm)
  • Johnny Shoen & Running Blind Acoustic (5pm – ?)

BANDS —- PERFORMING IN THE CLUB

  • 12:00-12:45       Red Clover (Pat Hibbard, Chris Dame)
  • 1:00-1:50           Fine Line
  • 2:05-2:55           Sonic Circus
  • 3:10-4:00           Scarlett Letter
  • 4:15-5:05           Running Blind
  • 5:20-6:10           5 Studs & A Wingnut
  • 6:25-7:15           Unity the Band
  • 7:30-8:20          Replica
  • 8:35-9:25           Boogie & The YoYoz
  • 9:40-10:30        Boxkar

Thank You Zesty’s!

Thank you to Zesty’s and Zesty’s customers for donating to the Red Cross Relief efforts in Haiti.

Ted Zieman, of Zesty's

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Responds to House Fire in Ashwaubenon

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a house fire on Center St. in Ashwaubenon around 4:45am on Monday, January 25. The fire displaced one adult.

An American Red Cross Disaster worker assisted the adult with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided the client with a comfort kit (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and a homemade quilt.

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.

 About the American Red Cross:

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.

Thank you Northeast Wisconsin!

On January 12th, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Multiple aftershocks around 6.0 magnitude’s also struck days later. With your help, we are able to show Haiti how much Wisconsin cares!

Your donations will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities. Thank you to Midwest Communications, Festival Foods, all the air personalities, Red Cross Volunteers and all the people of Northeast Wisconsin who donated for Haitian Crisis Day, January 23, 2010! You can continue to donate at your local Festival Foods at the register until February 6th!  Click here to see all the latest on Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti and how your dollars are making a difference. 

See how the Community of Northeast Wisconsin rallied for the people of Haiti!

 

To view additional photos click here!

Stars Align for Haiti

Touch of Humanity for Repatriates Arriving from Haiti

Since the earthquake in Haiti, American Red Cross support for Americans coming and going at Homestead Air Reserve Base in southern Florida just sort of snowballed.

The original intent of the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys

A Miami chapter volunteer comforts a baby who has just arrived on a flight from Haiti

was to support airmen taking supplies and crew to Haiti. Prior to the quake, the Red Cross had a long history of providing service to armed forces at Homestead, so it was natural for the Miami Red Cross chapter to load up a panel truck, park it on base and pass out beverages, snacks, conversation and smiles to military personnel engaged in the Haiti operation.

It wasn’t long until the chapter got a call from base officials to expand canteen services. Red Cross service locations multiplied. The number of responders the Red Cross was reaching grew to include search and rescue crews, military pilots and the spiraling number of base personnel ensuring that lifesaving supplies reach Haiti.U. S. Government Establishes a Point of Entry

Less than a week after the quake, the Department of Defense and U.S. Customs converted a gymnasium into a processing center for repatriated Haitians returning to the United States.

Repatriates arrive in unscheduled drips and drabs. Three people on one flight; sixty on the next. Several planes in a row and then six hours without arrivals. Some repatriates are brought in by private pilots. Most have secured empty seats on military cargo planes returning from Haiti.

This is the repatriation facility at Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida

Once back in the United States, reentry is arduous. Repatriates deplane onto Air Force buses, which transport individuals to the processing center. At the center people line up for the hour-and-a-half wait to get through customs. When cleared for entry into the U.S., new arrivals are bused to the airport to catch planes to different parts of the country, or they wait for family members to pick them up at the front gates of Homestead Air Reserve Base.

Red Cross Volunteers Help Meet Basic Needs

In making plans for the processing center operations, the government called on two organizations for help: the Florida Department of Children and Families; and the American Red Cross.

The Greater Miami Red Cross chapter got another call from base officials to provide support to Haitian repatriates. Volunteers have staffed the makeshift customs office 24/7, with 12 volunteers to a shift. At the same time, the Red Cross continues support for aircrews.

Chapter volunteers have provided support to thousands who have arrived at Homestead under Operation Unified Response, the U. S. military’s Haitian relief effort. More than 1,500 people have arrived from Haiti in just the last two days.

People arrive from Haiti desperate, disoriented, thirsty and hungry. There are many infants, most without diapers, wipes, baby bottles, formula and baby food.

Red Cross volunteers bring a human touch to the repatriation process. A heartwarming smile. A cup of coffee or hot chocolate. A snack. A teddy bear for a child. A full baby bottle and a clean diaper. Something as simple as pointing out the location of restrooms.

The Red Cross is also providing volunteer translators to greet people in the most comforting way possible when they arrive.

“The response from the community has been amazing,” says Jesika Davis, Red Cross Service to Armed Forces regional director. “Volunteers on each shift wait, not knowing if or when a plane is coming in. But every volunteer feels it is worth the wait once absolutely exhausted repatriates do arrive and that volunteer is able to help them out.”

To underscore the compassion of the Dade County community, Davis tells about a gentleman who arrived with a five-month-old baby. His wife had been lost in the quake. Their home had been flattened. Nothing was left. The baby had filthy clothes, a filthy blanket. Davis made a telephone call for help. Within ten minutes the baby had six new outfits, two blankets, a huge package of diapers and a toy.

Long-standing Federal Agreement to Support Repatriated Citizens

The American Red Cross has a long-standing agreement with the federal government to support repatriation efforts when Americans need to be evacuated out of foreign countries because of conflict, natural disaster or other emergencies.

The last time the American Red Cross participated in repatriation efforts was in 2006 when fighting broke out in Lebanon. The Red Cross met the flights when they arrived at the airport and provided passengers with food, blankets, toiletries and mental health support.

The Red Cross is there to welcome repatriates home and be a shoulder to lean on. Many times repatriated citizens have seen traumatic things, been through very difficult experiences and may have left only with the clothes on their backs.

As is the situation at Homestead Air Reserve Base, the Red Cross does all of this in support of Federal partners, who lead the repatriation efforts.

You can help the victims of countless crises, like the recent earthquake in Haiti, around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation by mailing your donation with the designation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or to your local American Red Cross chapter. Donations to the International Response Fund can be made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org

About the American Red Cross:
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.

Haitian Crisis Day, Saturday, January 23 10:00am-3:00pm

On January 12th, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

With your help, we can assist earthquake victims. Your donation will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities.

The need for help will be ongoing for Haiti…even when all the media coverage stops, clean water, therapeutic foods, sanitation supplies, medical supplies will still need to be deployed…temporary shelters will need to be maintained.

Join Midwest Communications for a live on-air and live on-location event.

Haitian Crisis Day

WTAQ • WIXX • WNCY • WNFL • WROE • WOZZ

Midwest Communications personalities will be at various Festival Foods locations Sat. Jan 23rd from 10am – 3pm

Join Average Joe from WIXX & Y100′s Randy Allen
Green Bay – East
2534 Steffans Ct.

Join Y100′s Bryan Scott & Murphy & Maino from WIXX
Green Bay – West
2250 W. Mason St.

Join Y100′s Charli McKenzie & WTAQ’s Matt Z
De Pere
1001 Main Ave.

Join Katie from WIXX and Y100′s Abby
Darboy
W3195 Van Roy Rd

Join Y100′s Dan Stone & Louie from WOZZ
Appleton – West
Northland Ave

Join WROE’s Chuck Lakefield
Oshkosh
2415 Westowne Ave

Thank you to Pioneer Credit Union For Your Support

To help the citizens of Haiti, Pioneer Credit Union is coordinating a fundraising effort at all branch locations until Tuesday, February 9. All donations will be given to the American Red Cross to aid in its efforts in providing care and support to the victims of the recent earthquake.
 

Pioneer has pledged to match up to $5,000 of money donated at the branches or by phone.

Checks can be made out to the American Red Cross and dropped off at any Pioneer location. You can also transfer money from your account by calling during normal business hours 920-494-2828 or 1-800-728-4294 or donate online by going directly to the Red Cross website.

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