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
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 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
The American Red Cross’ annual ‘Donorama’ blood drive is this week.
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
Red Cross officials are blaming the economy for a poor showing at this week’s Donorama blood drive.
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.
The American Red Cross is in need of funding and blood following an active disaster season.
Tropical Storm Hanna is headed for the East Coast. But it’s unlikely any evacuees will be coming to Louisville.
Nearly 1500 Gulf Coast evacuees are sharing the Center’s sprawling south wing, sleeping on Red Cross cots and eating donated food.