Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Upper St. Clair residents and people across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma. At least 24 people have died, more than 200 have been injured and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. If you know of someone from Upper St. Clair that was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact Upper St. Clair Patch Editor Becky Brindle at email@example.com. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Kevin Brown, of Upper St. Clair, will serve as executive director of the American Red Cross serving Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties.
Kevin D. Brown, of Upper St. Clair, has been appointed executive director for the American Red Cross serving Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. In his new role, Brown is responsible for overseeing service delivery, external relations and fundraising within the four counties. Prior to his employment with the Red Cross, Brown was director of communications for Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, WV, and executive director of the Weirton Medical Center Foundation. He has extensive experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, communications and marketing, as well as in strategic planning. Brown has served in executive leadership positions in the nonprofit sector and has been involved in the start-up of several nonprofit …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
In partnership with Patch, the supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. After, Klum will go to Lindenhurst, NY, for the tree lighting with Mayor Thomas Brennan. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. Here's how you can help: Donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares, or Island Harvest. And, you can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by simply sending a tweet: Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, Patch Rebuilds, will …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Red Cross offers ways that you can help those devastated by the storm.
The American Red Cross in Greater New York has provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Friday, September 21, 2012
Fourth annual breakfast held Thursday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh pays tribute to everyday people who have performed extraordinary deeds.
Swimming a woman to safety as deadly flood waters swirled on Washington Boulevard. Helping a neighbor escape from a fire. Pulling a fellow firefighter out after a floor collapses below him. Providing support for military families. Working to re-energize a school district. And dedicating more than 10 years to serving the American Red Cross in its mission to help others. Those words describe the efforts of the six recipients honored Thursday at the American Red Cross' fourth annual Heroes Breakfast, a fundraiser held in the Lexus Club at Consol Energy Center in downtown Pittsburgh. WPXI-TV sportscaster Bill Phillips served as emcee for the program. The recipients were nominated by event committee members and selected by an independent panel …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
New appointee will begin focus on preparedness, capacity building during National Preparedness Month.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Zandy Dudiak
Saturday, September 8, 2012
American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region has appointed Victor Roosen as its new regional emergency services director. In his new role, Roosen, who most recently served as the response manager for the Red Cross chapter, will place significant emphasis on preparedness and readying the 25-county region for the possibility of having to launch a large-scale disaster response operation. As the regional emergency services director for the western Pennsylvania region, Roosen will oversee the entire disaster services function. “We at the Red Cross are committed to responding to local disasters within our region, providing community members assistance with their immediate disaster-caused needs after a house fire or other similar event,” Roosen…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Several Red Cross volunteers from the Pittsburgh area are in the Gulf Coast preparing to help residents there in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mike Jones
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Several Pittsburgh area Red Cross volunteers are in the Gulf Coast preparing to help residents there in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. More than a dozen people from western Pennsylvania, including a long-time Heidelberg resident, are just a few of the estimated 1,000 Red Cross volunteers who are in the area to help prepare shelters and assist anyone in need. Heidelberg resident Rose Marie Malizio flew down to Tampa, FL, late last week to help with Red Cross preparations while the storm churned toward the Gulf of Mexico. Now that Florida was spared most of the damage from Hurricane Isaac, Malizio and other local volunteers are expected to head west to help other Gulf Coast states. Other local volunteers include Joseph Korinchak of …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Pittsburgh Red Cross will be holding a volunteer drive and orientation Thursday.
Due to a low number of volunteers this year in Allegheny County, the American Red Cross will be holding a volunteer drive Thursday at its Downtown location at 225 Blvd. of the Allies. “The local Red Cross is always prepared to respond any time disasters strike Allegheny County,” said Victor Roosen, Response Manager for the local Red Cross. “However, the Red Cross is in dire need of more volunteer responders to assist us in our effort to provide the victims of these disasters with their most essential needs.” Just last year the Red Cross of Western PA handled an average of 600 disasters throughout the 13 counties with 350 of those disasters occurring in Allegheny County alone. The two-hour orientation will include an overview of how …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The competition is a chance for lifeguards to showcase their skills.
Lifeguards everywhere have pulled out their sunblock, whistles and bathing suits from last summer for a new season of protecting public swimmers. The Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair (CRC) will be holding its Second Annual Lifeguard Showdown—sponsored in part by the local American Red Cross—on July 17. Lifeguard teams will compete in a series of seven events, including a written skills test, swim relay, drills and CPR/AED skill tests. There will be four individuals judging the competition to ensure that everything adheres to the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training standards and guidelines. Lifeguards can use this opportunity to showcase their skills and see who the top lifeguards are in the …