Red Cross Club of UW-Green Bay Awareness Concert Success

Thursday, April 23, the American Red Cross Club of the University Wisconsin Green Bay, hosted an awareness campaign on campus to let people know about the mission of the American Red Cross and students can be apart of the mission by joining the Red Cross Club. The club is a new student organization on campus and we are thrill to have 15 current members.

Partnering with local musician, Rob Anthony, the Common Grounds Coffee House came to life with good music and good vibes all to bring awareness to the American Red Cross and the programs and services we provide to the community.

Thank you to Rob Anthony, Good Times Programming, Common Grounds Coffee House and Cellcom for sponsoring our club t-shirts. Look for good things to come from this group of energetic and motivated students.

Red Cross Club of UW-Green Bay

Red Cross Club on WGBX Campus Radio

Mike Crum, UWGB Red Cross Club President, and Jody Weyers, Volunteer and Communications Director, joined Rob Anthony, local musician, on the air waves of WGBX campus radio. This was an opportunity to gain visibility for the Red Cross Club on campus, which started this spring. Thursday, April 23, Rob will be performing at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop in the University Union at 8:30pm. Rob is sharing his musical talents to help the American Red Cross promote their mission and help raise funds for the organization.  To hear Rob’s music click on:

Volunteer Highlight: Larry Staszak

Name: Larry Staszak

From: Suring

Started volunteer for the Red Cross: October, 2005

First Deployment: Orlando, FL for relief efforts for Hurricane Wilma

Larry Staszak is a volunteer with our disaster services program. He also helps at a variety of special events. For the last 4 years he was our main forklift driver and brat man at the Food Tent for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, when we were a charity partner of the event.

During the Heroes campaign this year, Larry showed how grassroots efforts can make a difference. Larry decked out the trail groomer, so while he was grooming trails, Red Cross visibility was there. He also put up Red Cross donation boxes around town and through those efforts and his community contacts raised over $500.00 to support Red Cross programs and services. “Larry is one of the kindest and big hearted gentleman that I know and we are so fortunate to have him share his time and talents with the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.” states, Jody Weyers, Volunteer Director.

Ps… he spoils us at the chapter by making some of the best cheesecake in the world!


UWGB Red Cross Club helps in Downtown Green Bay Inc. Earth Day Clean Up

NEWS RELEASEApril 22, 2009

Crystal Osman, Program Manager

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main Street, Inc.

P: (920) 437-1824 C: (920) 562.2550


Join downtown neighbors, businesses and American Red Cross volunteers for annual downtown cleanup!


GREEN BAY, Wis.-Downtown Green Bay and Olde Main Street invite volunteers to their annual spring cleanup this Saturday, April 25th from 9 AM until noon to help celebrate Earth Week. Volunteers from the Downtown Neighborhood Association, downtown business community and American Red Cross are joining together for the event and ask other interested volunteers to join them sweeping sidewalks and picking up litter in the Downtown and Olde Main Street Districts.

Interested volunteers should meet at the Hotel Sierra parking lot (333 Main Street) at 9 AM. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided but volunteers are asked to bring brooms and window washing tools if available. Volunteers will be given free coffee compliments of A Better Footprint and a discounted lunch at Erbert & Gerbert’s. The American Red Cross coordinated a group of volunteers for the event from the Red Cross Club, Tri-Beta and the Social Work Club. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, The Plant People, Olde Main Street, Inc. and Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is a non-profit Business Improvement District (BID) organized in 1997 to preserve and to improve the social and economic climate in downtown Green Bay. Olde Main Street, Inc. is a Business Improvement District (BID) created in 1999 to provide leadership and management for the revitalization of a 25-block area in and around Main Street, near downtown, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Questions can be directed to Crystal Osman, Program Manager, at (920) 437-1824 or e-mail

Pictures from Regional Heroes Recognition Event


Thank you to our Heroes!

Thank  you to the Heroes of the American Red Cross and to those who came out to our thank you recognition event at the Performing Arts Center. The evening was filled with good stories, friends and music. Here’s a clip of Rob Anthony performing his original song “We All Need” post event.

Volunteers in North Dakota for Flooding

Jan Traversa and Dee Knutson, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Volunteers, with the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).  Jan and Dee where deployed with the ERV to support mass feeding for the emergency personnel and volunteers affected by the Red River Flooding.

Jan Traversa and Dee Knutson, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Volunteers, with the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV). Jan and Dee where deployed with the ERV to support mass feeding for the emergency personnel and volunteers affected by the Red River Flooding.