Volunteers Needed: 4th of July!!!

American Red Cross Receives Donation from 4th of July for Volunteer Support!

Jeff Mirkes, executive director of Downtown Green Bay Inc. presenting check to Jody Weyers, Volunteer Director, American Red Cross

July 4th the American Red Cross had 90 volunteers give of their holiday to support the Festival Foods Fire over the Fox 4th of July event in downtown Green Bay. This was the 5th year the Red Cross has supported this event with staffing the two Festival Foods food tents located on the east and west side of the Main St. bridge. 

The American Red Cross received a $5,000 donation from the event for providing the staffing and leadership required to support these two tents.

THANK YOU to all the volunteers for your continued support of this event and to Festival Foods, Downtown Green Bay Inc. and Event Pro for your support of the American Red Cross.

Red Cross Benefits from Fire over the Fox Event

Fire over the Fox

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter volunteered at the Fire over the Fox, 4th of July Celebration sponsored by Festival Foods. Festival Foods provided us with a great opportunity to staff their two food tents at this celebration in Downtown Green Bay for a portion of the event proceeds. This is the Lakeland Chapters third year providing volunteers to staff the event and first year staffing two food tents on each side of the Main St. Bridge. Ninety hard working volunteers between the two tents came out to support the event and the American Red Cross. In compensation for our volunteer’s efforts a portion of the proceeds from the food tents will be donated to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.

“I had a lot of fun and met some really nice people,” said Allyson Bickel, volunteer.

“I knew it was going to be a challenge to staff and logistically manage two tents across the bridge from each other,” said Jody Weyers, Volunteer and Communications Director, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter. “Our volunteers really stepped up and it showed in the success of the event.”

The proceeds raised from the event will go to support Red Cross programs and services in the community. Thank you again to all the volunteers for your time and energy!