Red Cross Donorama Set For Monday, Tuesday

The largest annual blood donation drive in Kentucky will be held today and tomorrow (Dec. 29-30) in Louisville. The 2008 Louisville Donorama will take place from noon until 7:00pm both days at the Executive West Hotel. Red Cross spokeperson Loni White says the Donorama helps the region’s hospitals get through the holiday season. “That’s very, very important… Continue reading Red Cross Donorama Set For Monday, Tuesday

Red Cross Soliciting Disaster Relief Funds

The American Red Cross has launched a national campaign to replenish its disaster relief fund. The effort to raise $100 million began in September, and officials say about $60 million has been collected thus far.  Logan McCulloch, the chief development officer for the Louisville Area Red Cross, says nationwide, the agency responded to 70 large scale disasters … Continue reading Red Cross Soliciting Disaster Relief Funds

Storm Debris Drop-Off Sites Now Open

Louisville Metro officials say the city is making progress toward restoring electrical service to the numerous homes and businesses left without power during Sunday’s windstorm. As of 10am today (Tuesday), 189,000 Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers were still without service, down from more than 300,000 at the height of the outage. Officials say there… Continue reading Storm Debris Drop-Off Sites Now Open

Red Cross Issues Appeal For Blood Donors

The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donations in the Louisville area. Spokesperson Loni  White says a loss of electrical services means a drastic drop in donations. “If the power outages remain widespread, we’re looking at at least 200 units a day, a loss. And that is a very precarious situation for… Continue reading Red Cross Issues Appeal For Blood Donors

Gustav Evacuees Arrive In Louisville

More than one thousand evacuees, most of them from the New Orleans area, have arrived in Louisville to watch and wait as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast. The evacuees began arriving late Saturday on FEMA-chartered flights. They’re being housed in a shelter in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center, where officials say… Continue reading Gustav Evacuees Arrive In Louisville