Recoveron Restoration Continues Tailgating for the Red Cross

The Packers vs Miami game was the fourth game Recoveron Restoration has sponsored a Packers Tailgate to raise funds for the American Red Cross!  Andy Kaye, President of Recoveron Restoration, has said “on average they have collected $250.00 per game.”

At the tailgate they serve food and refreshments. Donations are encouraged by Recoveron guests and the general public to help the Red Cross humanitarian efforts.

BIG GAME this Sunday night, lets also show BIG SUPPORT!! The tent will be up and food and refreshment ready by 4:00pm. Tent location:  2036 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay (one block south of Kroll’s West)

 Please stop in and say hello!


American Red Cross Responds to Changes in CPR Guidelines

Contact: Public Affairs Desk
Phone: (202) 303-5551

WASHINGTON, Friday, October 15, 2010 — On October 18th, the American Heart Association will release ECCU 2010 revised guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care. We look forward to reviewing the guidelines. We understand that the guidelines focus on the sequence of techniques that occur during CPR and the use of chest compressions. Once our panel of experts fully studies the science behind the guidelines and changes, we will make a determination about what, if any changes, should be made to Red Cross courses.

As the nation’s largest provider of CPR training, the American Red Cross does support the use of hands only CPR for cardiac emergencies which occur outside of a health care setting. If more people learned hands only CPR, we could save more lives by putting more victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance. That’s why, in addition to reviewing the changes in CPR guidance, the Red Cross soon will announce the details of an initiative to train 5 million people in hands only CPR by the end of 2011.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

Book Teaches Children About Haiti Earthquake

By Sarah Thomsen, WBAY -TV 2: Click HERE  for Video of Story.

Nine months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, cleanup and recovery continue.

Now a local woman is trying to help victims — and help children understand what happened, in a unique way.

Kristin Martell read a special story to children at Butterfly Books in De Pere Thursday night. The story recounts the Haiti earthquake, but from a child’s perspective.

“I really wanted it to speak to children and help them understand what happened and not be too gruesome but bring them into what was going on and how they might feel,” Martell said.

Martell found herself glued to the television after the earthquake, wanting to help.

Since she couldn’t physically go there, she wrote and illustrated her book, Haiti Mon Amour.

She tells the story in French, since she teaches the language and Haitians speak Creole, which is similar to French.

It shows kids what life was like before the earthquake and after, and how the world helped.

Most of all, it helps them not to forget.

“What is an earthquake? Are the people OK? Are they still getting help? You know, keeping them in our memories and being able to help them continually, because it will take years for them to recover.”

All proceeds from this book go to the American Red Cross to help Haiti victims.

“That’s what I really want this book to do is help them feel like, yes, I helped them, I helped Haiti, I helped them try to recover from something so devastating.”

Congratulations Betty Bonfigt; WPS Blood Drive Coordinator

(l-r) Sonja Juric, Donor Recruitment Supervisor and Michelle Otero, Bilingual Donor Recruitment Representative presenting Betty a plaque for her years of service.

On Friday, October 8th the American Red Cross had the pleasure of attending the Wisconsin Public Service retirement party for Betty Bonfigt.  Betty was the recipient of the American Red Cross Service Award for her 15 years of dedicated service to blood services.  She has been committed to organizing and coordinating the blood drives and One-A-Week club at Wisconsin Public Service since 1995. She has had a tremendous impact on donors, patients, and the community.  The American Red Cross wishes Betty the very best in her retirement and will always welcome her back for more volunteering opportunities.


Current,  the young professionals network of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, announces changes to their officers and steering committee members.

Incoming officers and executive committee members include: Ashley Groskreutz, chair, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Chad Heath, vice-chair, Alliance Insurance Centers, LLC; Kristin Kent, secretary, WFRV Channel 5 and Lisa Christensen, event planning chair, Wipfli LLP. Retained chairs include: Mary Frank, membership relations chair, Wisconsin Public Service, Corp.; and Chad Heath, ambassador program chair.

(l-r) Ashley Groskreutz, Current's Steering Committee chair, poses with Jody Weyers as she receives her recognition gift as the outgoing Event Planning chair.

At-large steering committee members include: Lisa Casey, Tosca Limited; Jody Weyers, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter; Crystal Heckel, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Tamara Rozmarynowski, Integrys Energy Group, Inc.; and David Westphal, Federated Insurance.

Outgoing officers and chairs with expiring terms include: Peter Weiss, chair, Notre Dame de la Baie Academy; Ashley Groskreutz, vice-chair, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Lisa Casey, secretary, Tosca Limited; Jody Weyers, event planning chair, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter; and Kristin Kent, marketing & public relations chair, WFRV Channel 5.

Outgoing steering committee members with expiring terms include: Colleen Cantwell, Humana Inc.; Justin Rebman, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Michelle Stokes, American Transmission Co. LLC; Molly Vandervest, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main Street, Inc.; and Peter Weiss, Notre Dame de la Baie Academy.

About Current: Established in 2002, Current, the Chamber’s young professional network, offers career and professional development opportunities to young professionals working in the Green Bay area. From educational seminars to social networking events, Current engages young professionals in our community

Want to learn more about Current? Click HERE to view the video.


Lambeau Field Atrium To Host Eighth Annual Spooktacular Fun October 30

Volunteers Needed for Facepainting!

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help staff the Spooktacualar Event. NEEDED: Facepainters! Hours: 10:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. If you are interested in helping out please call Jody Weyers, Volunteer Director at 920-227-4287 or e-mail at Great opportunity for High School and College Students!  

The Green Bay Packers will again host the popular Halloween-themed events Spooktacular Fun and the Haunted Concourse this October.

Spooktacular Fun, free to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Accessed through the Miller Lite Gate on the north end of Lambeau Field, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Haunted Concourse this year again is open for two days of thrills and has an admission price of $2, with all proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. The Haunted Concourse is accessed through the Oneida Nation Gate on Lambeau Field’s east side. It is open Friday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and again from 9 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 30, hours are 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m and 9 to 11 p.m. Lines may be cut off prior to the end times to ensure no unnecessary waits.

The Haunted Concourse, designed for teens with a PG-13 rating, will be set in a darkened Lambeau Field concourse and feature scenes of high-tech shocks and horrors. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a guardian into the Haunted Concourse, and children under the age of 8 will not be permitted.

Spooktacular Fun will feature interactive and entertaining musicians and magicians, as well as the popular stilt walkers. Children also will have the opportunity to participate in face painting and other Halloween-themed arts and crafts. A professional pumpkin carver returns to delight families.

“Our Spooktacular Fun events fall on Halloween weekend this year, so we invite everyone to wear their costumes,” said Cathy Dworak, Packers manager of community outreach and player/alumni relations. “We’re looking forward to an exciting weekend and providing families an enjoyable event to attend together.”

‘Spooktacular Fun’ is one in a series of community events held each year by the Packers. Other events include an ecumenical Thanksgiving Day meal for area needy families, ‘Project LEAP’ and the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer.

‘Spooktacular Fun’ main stage schedule:

10 a.m.:     Armenrah – mime

11 a.m.:     Circus Boy – variety performer

12 noon:    Nikki Datillo – musician

1 p.m.:       Armenrah – mime

2 p.m.:       Circus Boy – variety performer   

3 p.m.:       Nikki Datillo – musician

Recruit a Friend to Help Boost the Blood Supply American Red Cross encourages area residents to become advocates for blood donation

If you’re looking for ways to increase the impact of your blood donation, become an advocate for patients in need. Encourage your friends and family to become dedicated blood donors by sending an American Red Cross eCard, inviting them to donate with you, or coordinating a blood drive in your community or workplace.

 “You can help the American Red Cross increase the number of blood donors in the United States,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. “Only 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, so you can help us encourage those individuals to make blood donation part of their lifestyle.”Help maintain a stable blood supply by becoming a dedicated donor and encouraging others to give for the first time. Visit to send an eCard today. And through October, blood donors can register for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Fiesta through Red Cross Racing! Visit for more information.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

  • 10/25/2010: Green Bay Insurance Center Community Blood Drive – 9:00AM to 1:00PM, Brown County Library, Ground Level, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
  • 10/26/2010: Iola Community Community Blood Drive – 12:00PM to 5:00PM, Community Fitness & Aquatic Center, Gym, Adjacent to HS, Iola
  • 10/28/2010: Pilsen Community Blood Drive – 12:00PM to 6:15PM, St Joseph St John Church, Lower Level, E860 Hwy 29, Luxemburg
  • 10/29/2010: YMCA Howard Community Blood Drive – :30AM to 4:30PM, YMCA Howard, Gym Overlook, 601 Cardinal Ln, Green Bay

Dates and locations of blood drives are subject to change.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.About the American Red Cross: Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

Home total loss in Ashwaubenon fire

Two people escaped safely

Updated: Saturday, 09 Oct 2010, 7:33 AM CDT Click HERE for video of the Fox 11 news story.

ASHWAUBENON – An Ashwaubenon home is a total loss after a fire early Saturday morning.

It happened around 1:30 am.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety officials say the fire at 1421 Mohican Court started in a garage and then spread to the home.  Multiple crews were called.

Two adult children were home at the time, but were able to get out safely.

By the time crews arrived on scene the house was fully engulfed, and had started to spread to nearby homes.

Crews say they were able to put out the fire quickly, and no nearby homes suffered major damage.  There’s still no word on the cause.

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chaptet is assisting the family.

Be Red Cross ready: Fire prevention week

Click HERE to view Fox 11 Good Day Wisconsin Video

It’s fire prevention week and the Red Cross wants you to be prepared.

The Tony Gonzalez family in Appleton spent the morning with Good Day Wisconsin, showing people their family escape plan and how you can incorporate this type of plan for your family.

Join us on 10.10.10 for an unprecedented event.

On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10), across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the largest participatory media event in history.

Founded in 2008, ONE DAY ON EARTH is creating an online community, shared archive, and film. Together, we will showcase the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occur in one day. We invite you to join our international community of thousands of filmmakers, hundreds of schools, and dozens of non-profits, and contribute to this unique global mosaic. Through the One Day on Earth platform, we will establish a community that not only watches, but participates.

Click on the link below to learn more and particpate!

 One Day on Earth Participant Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.