Lawmakers Raise More Than $20,000 For Disaster Relief

Kentucky lawmakers and their staffs have raised more than twenty thousand dollars for disaster relief this week. Members of the Kentucky General Assembly had set a goal of ten thousand dollars to donate to the Red Cross in the wake of tornadoes that struck eastern and northern Kentucky last week. House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s office… Continue reading Lawmakers Raise More Than $20,000 For Disaster Relief

Kentucky Red Cross Volunteers Preparing for Hurricane

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing for Hurricane Irene. Spokesman Winn Stephens says as the storm moves closer to land, volunteers are mobilizing. “We have our emergency response vehicle and two local volunteers who left at 6:00 on Wednesday morning to drive to Columbia, South… Continue reading Kentucky Red Cross Volunteers Preparing for Hurricane

Winter Weather Disrupts Blood Supply

Winter weather this week has closed schools and some businesses, and in turn cancelled a number of blood drives in the Louisville area. Red Cross spokesperson Karen Stecher says it happens almost every year. “When we see winter weather come through, folks are worried about safety, they aren’t out on the roads, they’ll have schools,… Continue reading Winter Weather Disrupts Blood Supply

Red Cross Urges Blood Donations Over Holidays

Officials with the American Red Cross are urging Louisville-area residents to remember blood donations over the holiday weekend. Red Cross spokesperson Karen Stecher says donations typically drop-off while people are enjoying food, football and parades with their families. “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” says Stecher. “So the need doesn’t go away… Continue reading Red Cross Urges Blood Donations Over Holidays