American Red Cross offers NEW CNA Review Workshop

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter will be offering a NEW CNA Review Workshop course. This program is designed for CNA’s that are eligible to renew their state certification.

 This Review Workshop is for students who have previously completed any Certified Nurse Assistant training program. This Workshop does not recertify individuals but helps to prepare candidates to take the Wisconsin state registry exam. Participants must check their eligibility to take the state registry exam prior to registration.

 The purpose of our program is to provide candidates with a quality education so that they in turn can provide the highest quality of patient care and service to all residents.

 The American Red Cross CNA Review Workshop will give employees the confidence to retake the CNA state certification test, while brushing up on some of their skills that they aren’t required to use as often. The cost of the class is $100.00 for 16 hours with teacher-led instruction.

 Date:  May 11,13,18,20

Time: 4pm-8pm

Location: American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter

121 Bader St

Green Bay, WI 54302

 To register: call 920-227-4290 or check it out online at www.arclakeland.org

Our Heroes Invest in Something Positive

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter is calling on heroes to raise money for their community. Money raised by heroes supports programs that help, victims of disasters get crucial help in their time of need, military members and their families get connected during a personal crisis, train people in our community in the lifesaving skills, provide transportation to senior citizens and those with disabilities, collect and distribute lifesaving blood –and much more.

Community heroes including business owners, co-workers, family, friends and neighbors, support the American Red Cross everyday. Every donation is important, just as every donor is one of our Heroes. The support for Haiti has been amazing. Now we need our neighbors to support local operations.

The Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign is a grassroots effort asking people, who make heroism an everyday thing, to commit to raising $1,000 dollars to support their community.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 by end of May through the efforts of 25 local Heroes.

The Lakeland Chapter serves an eight county area: Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee (WI), Oconto, Shawano and Menominee (MI). We have over 450,000 people living within this jurisdiction that covers 5,746 square miles.

Join the Heroes for the American Red Cross by finding your own way to help:

  • Involve your friends and family
  • Ask your employer about a matching gift program
  • Larry Staszak, Disaster Volunteer,  raised money last year by putting donation boxes around his home town of Suring.
  • Use your talents such as music, art and baking. The last few years Chad Resar, Board Member, used his professional talents as a lawyer providing last will and testaments to those who made a donation.
  • Host a “Jeans to Work” day where every participant donates to take part
  • Ask vendors, suppliers and civic groups to support your efforts.
  • Request a fundraising banner and fill it with “sold” squares
  • Host a garage sale or bake sale to raise money
  • Host a fundraising party

Invest in something positive. Be a hero for the American Red Cross and indulge in helping others. To get started contact Mauree Childress at 920-227-4286 or childressm@arclakeland.org. You can also go to the Online Heroes TeamRaiser site http://american.redcross.org/heroes

Birthday Celebrations!

Happy Birthday to Volunteers Joyce and Grace. Joyce turns an amazing 93 years old on May 2, while Grace turned 75 on April 27. Both ladies work in the blood center every Tuesday to assist with donor registration and the canteen area. We had a great day of cheers and treats to celebrate two great women!

Grace and Joyce

Joyce with her flowers

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Responds to 8-unit Apartment fire in Pulaski

Firefighters rolling up their hose, after they extinguished the fire.

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to an 8-unit apartment fire on Karcz Dr., in Pulaski on Sunday, April 25 around 6:00pm.  The fire displaced seven adults and four children.

Eight American Red Cross Disaster workers assisted the families with their immediate emergency needs. Assistance provided includes: One adult, lodging and monetary assistance for food and clothing. Three adults and four children with monetary assistance for food and clothing. These three families are staying with relatives. One adult did not need our services, and at the time of the fire, the American Red Cross was trying to get in contact with the other two adults to see if they needed assistance.

Disaster Volunteers, Tom and Cathy writing out the paperwork to help the clients.

Disaster volunteers also provided the families with home-made quilts, and comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion).

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.

Fatal Fire Survivor to Speak at Red Cross Concert

Click here for WBAY TV-2 story on  Billi Jo Baneck as she shares her story to help raise funds for the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Assist Two Adults and One Child Affected by a House Fire in Green Bay

Click image for Fox 11 News story.

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a house fire on Badger St. in Green Bay around 3:30am on Saturday, April 24. The fire displaced two adults and one child.

Two American Red Cross Disaster workers assisted the family with lodging and 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.

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.

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tips and Technology from WLUK FOX 11

Inside the National Weather Service

Good Day Wisconsin weekend meteorologist Doug Higgins joined Jeff Last of the National Weather Service for a look at the technology used in forecasting severe weather. Click HERE for video of story.

Interested in becoming a storm spotter?  Learn how at an upcoming class.  Here’s the schedule: 

+ April 27 7 pm, UW-Green Bay, MAC Hall 210
+ April 29th 6:30 pm,Oshkosh, Coughlin Building 625 E County Rd Y
+ May 6th 6 pm, Wautoma, Fire Dept. 568 S. Fair St.

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