Ways to volunteer – Fox 11 Good Day WI Live Segment

Updated: Monday, 28 Feb 2011, 9:10 AM CST
Published : Monday, 28 Feb 2011, 4:34 AM CST

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BROWN COUNTY – No matter what age, many people are encouraged to take time out of their daily routine and volunteer in their community.  FOX 11’s Emily Deem spent Monday morning checking out some local volunteer sites.

FOX 11 stopped by the American Red Cross and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, on Monday.

Volunteer Opportunities at the American Red Cross:

Disaster Action Team (DAT)
Assist individuals affected by local disasters (fires, floods, tornadoes, and other natural & man-made disasters)
Provide disaster preparedness information to the community
Opportunity for advanced training for those interested in assisting on national disaster assignments

Transportation Driver
Transport individuals 60 and over and those with disabilities in the Green Bay metro area to medical, nutrition, employment and social appointments
Must be at least 18 years of age
Have a good driving record
5-hour morning or afternoon shifts available
Car or van available to drive
Flexible schedule

Health and Safety Instructor
First Aid and CPR/AED
Babysitter’s Training
Flexible Schedule
Receptionist
Greet public and answer phones
Light office duties

Blood Drive Aid
Assist at blood drives in the registration or canteen area or a blood donor room aid

Communication and Marketing
Help in promoting the Red Cross story to local media
Public speaking—brief talks to organizations about Red Cross services
Assist with grant writing and research

Special Events/Fundraising
Assist with planning and coordination
Assist at events

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County is looking for people to help deliver meals in the area.

The home-bound meal program has been going strong for 30-years. The center delivers one meal a day to those that are “home bound”.

If you are interested in volunteering you must be at least 18-years or older. You are required to have a valid drivers license, provide your own vehicle and proper insurance.

To learn more about home bound meal drivers click here .

To volunteer in other areas in Northeast Wisconsin, click here .

Fire destroys Manitowoc bar, families displaced

Happened at Glenn’s Bar & Grill on Monday evening

MANITOWOC – A Manitowoc bar has been destroyed in a fire.

It started around 10:30 Monday night at Glenn’s Bar & Grill on South 14th Street.

Officials say the building included living spaces upstairs with 12 rooms. 11 people lived in those rooms and all of them have been accounted for. Officials say some of the tenants had to be rescued from a balcony.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping displaced residents.

The Red Cross is helping seven families right now. They are trying to contact people who haven’t been helped yet. Victims are getting lodging at a local hotel, food, and all the essentials.

The bar was open at the time, but everyone was able to get out safely.

Officials believe the fire started in one of the tenant’s rooms and it doesn’t appear suspicious.

There were some power outages related to the fire, but all power has since been restored.

Five fire departments responded to the scene.