Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The fundraising blitz to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the eastern seaboard.
St. Louis County began a 10-day micro fundraising blitz with the American Red Cross to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the eastern seaboard. The effort is branded the “10 for Ten Campaign” and will be supported heavily by social media. County Executive Charlie A. Dooley announced the campaign Friday during the County’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. St. Louis County employees and residents will be encouraged to donate $10 during a 10 day period beginning Nov. 19, 2012. Contributions can be made securely online through a special American Red Cross micro site branded with the “10 for Ten” logo. The campaign will get a push from social media including County websites, Twitter and Facebook. A special message will be sent to…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about fire safety in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about fire safety. What regulations should you follow if you're having a bonfire? How often should you change or check your smoke detectors? What basic fire safety tips should your children know and when? Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! email@example.com
Friday, September 14, 2012
CEO Cindy Erickson is participating in a White House Summit and talking about a readiness project which started in St. Louis and has now gone nationwide.
Today marks a very special day for the organization, as the White House hosts “American Red Cross Day”. Cindy Erickson, CEO of the Greater St. Louis Region, is in the nation’s capital for the event. Today’s theme is “Red Cross: Building Resilient Communities”. It is an opportunity for the Red Cross to demonstrate how it is working to build resiliency in communities across the nation and around the world using technology, innovative ideas, and old-fashioned hard work. St. Louis is being highlighted at the event, as Erickson speaks on a panel about the now-national Red Cross Ready Rating Program™. Created in the St. Louis Area Chapter in 2008 with support from Anheuser-Busch, the program helps businesses, schools and organizations become …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
American Red Cross resources can be used to let family and friends know about your welfare during emergencies. This is good information of which to be aware if your area happens to flood this weekend.
Floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters, industry sources indicate. This week, St. Louis County emergency responders, and residents of Wildwood and Eureka, braced for the aftermath of what Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac may bring to the region this weekend. One way individuals can prepare for emergencies is to become familiar with the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. It is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. Click here to check it out. According to the website, users can: Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Maryland Heights will host a much-needed blood drive to bolster Red Cross supplies as a result of the hot summer months.
St. Louis has been high on heat and low on blood this summer. Maryland Heights hasn’t seen an American Red Cross blood drive in the community since August 2011, but that's set to change next week. On Aug. 28, residents will have a special opportunity to help the Red Cross in their community. The Red Cross is partnering with Maryland Heights to host a blood drive at the Government Center, located at 11911 Dorsett Road. “We’ll be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, and we’re hoping to collect 17 units of blood,” said Red Cross employee Dan Fox. According to Fox, Red Cross sets a goal for themselves on how many units they’d like to collect per blood drive based on the space available for the drive and on past units collected in that …