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Clarksville’s American Red Cross Two Rivers Chapter to Host 3rd Annual Escoffier

 

Five Course French Cuisine Dinner to Benefit Local American Red Cross

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The Two Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting the 3rd Annual Escoffier Dinner – The Art of French Cuisine, on Saturday, April 12th beginning at 6:00pm at The Looking Glass Restaurant located at 329 Warfield Boulevard Suite H, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Tickets are available for $100.00 per person and all proceeds will support the American Red Cross whether it’s responding to a disaster, teaching skills that can save a life, or assisting our military members and their families.  Seating is limited.  For more information, please call 931.645.6401. «Read the rest of this article»

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5th Special Forces Group hosts Blood Drive at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – On March 6th, the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) hosted a blood drive in support of the local American Red Cross at Fort Campbell, KY.

More than 80 Soldiers and family members from The Legion and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) selflessly volunteered to help save a life.

According to Carolyn Petty, a Donor Recruitment Representative for the Red Cross in Nashville, TN, there were 60 productive units of blood donated to the Red Cross throughout the day which can help the organization save up to 180 lives in the future.

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) hosted a blood drive in support of the local Red Cross on March 6th at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) hosted a blood drive in support of the local Red Cross on March 6th at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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American Red Cross Closes Emergency Shelter in Dickson after Long-Term Power Outages

 

American Red CrossDickson, TN – The American Red Cross shelter at the Walnut Street Church of Christ has closed. One resident stayed at the shelter overnight on Wednesday, after they were unable to return home due to an extended power outage after Sunday’s ice storm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Blood Drives Canceled Due to Severe Winter Weather

 

Blood donation encouraged once travel is safe

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Due to recent severe winter weather, the following American Red Cross blood donation locations are closed:

  • Cornerstone General Baptist Church, March 3, 2014, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Murfreesboro Fixed Site, March 3, 2014, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Paducah Fixed Site, March 3, 2014, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Olmsted Illinois Community, March 3, 2014, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
  • UAW GM Retirees, March 3, 2014, 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Cookeville Community, March 3, 2014, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Nissan North America Inc., March 3, 2014, 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Paducah Community, March 3, 2014, 11:30am – 5:30pm
  • St. Rose of Lima School, March 3, 2014, 12:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Clarksville American Red Cross (RSMO), March 3, 2014, 10:30am – 4:30am
  • Daymar College, March 3, 2014, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Maplewood High School, March 3, 2014, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Watertown High School, March 3, 2014, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Merrol Hyde Magnet School, March 3, 2014, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

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American Red Cross Opens Shelter for Stranded Greyhound Bus Travelers

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN - The Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is opening an emergency shelter for stranded travelers at an area Greyhound Bus station.

“We are working in coordination with the local Greyhound Station to offer a safe, warm place for anyone who is stranded and unable to return home due to the inclement weather currently affecting many cities across the Southeast,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Red Cross offers Assistance to Stranded Travelers due to Harsh Frigid Winter Weather

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN - Record breaking cold weather has swept much of the Southeast U.S. over the past few days. Areas that are normally mild have been faced with freezing temperatures which has resulted in many car accidents and stranded travelers across several states. As always, the Red Cross is there to help.

“We are currently working to assist stranded passengers at Greyhound stations in Nashville and Memphis with food, shelter and personal hygiene items,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer.  “Some of these people may have been stranded for over 24 hours and we want to ensure that their emergency needs are being met.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Red Cross Offers Winter Safety Tips as Middle Tennesseans Face More Bitter Temperatures

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As the next wave of frigid below normal temperatures blankets the Middle Tennessee area, the American Red Cross is ready to respond if needed and has some vital safety steps for people to follow to take precautions against the cold. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to experience temperatures in the low teens starting Tuesday, January 21st

 

Cold WeatherClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports another arctic blast to surge south across Clarksville-Montgomery County. An arctic cold front will move through the mid state on Tuesday bringing a prolonged period of subfreezing temperatures to Middle Tennessee.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing across much of the mid state for up to 5 days from Tuesday through Saturday.

Lows in the single digits and teens are expected each day with highs only reaching the 20s and 30s. The low Thursday night is expected to be around 9°F. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Red Cross develops Pet First Aid App

 

App helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available

American Red Cross Pet First Aid AppNashville, TN – Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information so they learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.

Top 5 Features of the American Red Cross Pet First Aid App «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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