Celebrate National Blood Donor Month.

This January, we celebrate our loyal blood and platelet donors during National Blood Donor Month. We couldn’t carry out our lifesaving mission without you.

More than 21,000 times each day, someone receives blood products from an AmericanRed Cross donor. Your donations are greatly needed and can help save lives.

While you will likely never know the lives you touch when you donate, be proud of your amazing efforts and know they are truly appreciated!

For more information or to find a blood drive near you go to: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

The REAL Story of the American Red Cross

Hundreds of cameras, No Scripts, No Crew! 

Stay tuned for one local family who took time to share their story with others!

2012 Disaster Response Statistics


Special New Year Offers on American Red Cross Courses and Products

Each year, nearly 4 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training classes. To get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions you can take advantage of special offers now through January 31, 2013.

First Aid and CPR/AED Training
People can save 20 percent on the price of a First Aid and CPR/AED course. Participants learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies. How to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses are also covered.

Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training helps meet OSHA standards and professional licensure requirements. Courses are offered in traditional classroom and blended learning formats. Blending learning is a combination of online learning and a shorter in-person skills session. The course fee includes a 2-year certification with online skill refreshers and digital materials.

People can call 1-800-REDCROSS or go to redcross.org/takeaclass for course schedules and to register. Use HOLIDAY0113 as the coupon code to receive the 20 percent discount.

Lifesaving training courses can make a great gift for new parents, caregivers and those who need to refresh their skills. People can register loved ones by calling 1-800-REDCROSS and selecting Health and Safety training from the menu options.

Health and Safety Products

The Red Cross is also offering 20 percent off the price of First Aid Kits and other emergency preparedness items available at redcrossstore.org. Use the HOLIDAY0113 coupon code to receive the 20 percent discount.

These special offers on training and products cannot be combined with other discounts.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.


Thank you Miller Electric!!

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Greg Popp, Operations Manager and his team at Miller Electric Mfg. Company’s “Component Products Plant” held a “baked potato sale” and a 50/50 raffle.

All of the proceeds were awarded to the American Red Cross.  The team (pictured above) consists of Josh Deppe, Annette Miller, Jean Thayer, Gregg Popp and Jill Arneson.  Betsy Wandtke, Major Gifts Officer for the Red Cross is receiving the gift.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is owned by Illinois Tool Works. Miller Electric Mfg. Co., with headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin, manufactures arc welding and cutting equipment designed for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications. Miller has 1,450 employees, working in 1 million sq. ft. of space.

The company is extremely philanthropic and very involved with the community.  We appreciate their support immensely!