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Lawmakers Raise More Than $20,000 For Disaster Relief

by Kenny Colston on March 9, 2012

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 handled the donations. Today, Stumbo announced to his chamber they had surpassed their goal.

“I am proud to report today, that due to efforts of all of you and our staff and those who so generously come forward, we have not only reached that goal we have doubled it,” he says

Stumbo told lawmakers the donations won’t be given to the Red Cross until Monday. So he encouraged those who haven’t given, or want to give more, to do so by then.

He says the General Assembly’s new goal is to raise an additional five thousand dollars over the weekend.

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Kentucky Red Cross Volunteers Preparing for Hurricane

by admin August 24, 2011

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 […]

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Winter Weather Disrupts Blood Supply

by scrosby February 12, 2010

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, […]

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Donorama Blood Drive Is This Week

by Gabe Bullard December 28, 2009

The American Red Cross’ annual ‘Donorama’ blood drive is this week.

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Red Cross Urges Blood Donations Over Holidays

by scrosby November 26, 2009

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 […]

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Donorama Fell Short, Recovery Drive Planned

by Gabe Bullard December 31, 2008

Red Cross officials are blaming the economy for a poor showing at this week’s Donorama blood drive.

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Red Cross Shelter Used More For Food Than Beds

by Gabe Bullard September 18, 2008

The Red Cross says the need for shelter in the wake of Sunday’s windstorm has been minimal. Since Monday 29 people have spent the night in Red Cross facilities.

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Red Cross Seeks Funds, Blood

by Gabe Bullard September 17, 2008

The American Red Cross is in need of funding and blood following an active disaster season.

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Hanna And Ike Unlikely To Send Evacuees To Louisville

by Gabe Bullard September 5, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna is headed for the East Coast. But it’s unlikely any evacuees will be coming to Louisville.

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Gustav Evacuees Wait Out Storm in Expo Center

by kespeland September 1, 2008

Nearly 1500 Gulf Coast evacuees are sharing the Center’s sprawling south wing, sleeping on Red Cross cots and eating donated food.

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