By Vicki Jenks, Board Member Northeast Wisconsin Chapter and Disaster Team Member:
For four consecutive years, 1st National Bank in Waupaca, has generously supported HEROES, a community collaboration benefitting the local AMERICAN RED CROSS efforts in Waupaca, Waushara, Green Lake and Marquette. 1st National Bank’s gift will be utilized for both Local Disaster Relief and Service to the Armed Forces in Waupaca County.
The most prevalent local disasters are RESIDENTIAL FIRES-winter being the busiest, worst time of the year. When the Red Cross is called in for support, trained volunteers may provide immediate needs ranging from personal hygiene kits, a place to stay, financial assistance, replacement of prescription medications, quilts, stuffed toys and a shoulder to lean on. The American Red Cross—91% volunteers—arrives with hearts filled with compassion and a plan to support families during a most difficult time in their life.
As mentioned, 1st National Bank’s gift will also assist the Service to the Armed Forces work in Waupaca County. As the only entity in the world authorized to validate and relay emergency messages to military service personnel in the world, your local Red Cross handles approximately 20 SAF cases annually in Waupaca County.
The 8th annual HEROES Musicales will occur on ARMED FORCES DAY, Saturday, May 16th, in the Wild Rose home of Red Cross volunteers, John and Vicki Jenks. For tickets and silent auction donor information, please call (920) 622-3152 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.