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 …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Books for Daniel is a group collecting books to donate to Pattonville School District.
Local residents are raising books in memory of Daniel Metz, the 3-year-old boy who was killed in a gun accident in July. Nicole Vandesteeg of Bridgeton is one of the group’s organizers. She said the group Books for Daniel has collected more than 700 books for Pattonville School District. The book drive started as a way for other children to cope with the loss of Daniel, Vandesteeg said. She and the other organizers knew the Metz family through a mothers' group, and many of their children played with Daniel before the accident. The group’s first goal was 500 books. Now that it has surpassed 700, Vandesteeg said the group hopes to collect 1,000 books. Businesses are also getting in on the donations. The group’s website indicates that …
Monday, June 6, 2011
The June 14 blood drive is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
The City of Maryland Heights will host a blood drive June 14, sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). The organization supplies blood and blood products to SSM Health Care system, a press release states. Maryland Heights held a blood drive previously last December. Jerry Deters, a donor resource consultant at MVRBC, said 25 percent of blood comes from high school and colleges. With school out of session, he said this time of year can be difficult for donations. "Summer's always challenging," Deters said. MVRBC invites those interested in donating blood to schedule an appointment on its website and enter code 9407, the press release states. The release indicates also that those interested can make an appointment …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Busey, who is raising funds for a Maryland Heights charity, will go on to the show's second week.
Gary Busey escaped elimination on NBC’s first night of Celebrity Apprentice. Busey, who is donating the cash he raises from the show to the Maryland Heights-based Center for Head Injury Services, preached the pizza gospel on a New York street corner during Sunday night’s challenge. The challenge was to sell pizzas and bring in the most funds. The women’s team racked in $115,868, while the men’s team brought in $54,104. Busey spent the show proselytizing for his team's pizzeria outside the store. He would throw handfuls of pepperoni into the air, saying “I have got pepperoni. Wherever it lands, that’s where the miracle’s going to happen.” During the board meeting, a dispute irrupted among contestants Jose Conseco, David Cassidy and Richard …
Monday, November 29, 2010
The Salvation Army's annual holiday donation drive has bell ringers in Maryland Heights.
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Bells jingle for the holidays — and some have a purpose. The Salvation Army St. Louis is out and about in Maryland Heights collecting funds for their annual kettle drive, where Salvation Army workers ring bells outside stores and collect donations. Communications Director Will Becker said people just think of their donations as a quarter here, a dollar there — but the donations really add up. The kettle drive brings in more than $1 million in the greater St. Louis area, and about $2 million statewide —excluding Kansas City. Kansas City has its own Salvation Army organization. The bell ringers and kettle stands stand outside retail outlets like Schnucks, Wallgreens and K-Mart, Becker said. The Schnucks along Dorsett confirmed it had a …