While hundreds were donating blood, Contee and Day were on hand to talk about the humanitarian side of the Red Cross — helping those after disaster, helping provide emergency groceries, and teaching preparedness in Massachusetts.
The 29th annual Fall River Children’s Holiday Parade today featured school bands marching, a Santa Claus flying, hot chocolate drinking and Red Cross trucks representing.
Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts were proud to be part of the parade.
DraftKings is ready to play.
The online fantasy sports league is hosting a daily contest this Sunday to benefit the relief effort in the Philippines.
Participants can enter up to 20 times before 1 p.m. The winner will receive a DraftKings goodie bag.
Each entry fee is $5, and DraftKings will make a 100 percent match – all of which will be donated to the Red Cross.
The contest includes games played only on Dec. 8. Click here to enter!
This year’s Team Red Cross is ready to run.
Several members of the team got together at South End Athletic Company Tuesday night to get to know each other a little better, and meet team leaders Karen Teller, Dan Fitzgerald and Nicole Marcotte.
In coming weeks, the team will train together to prepare for the big day – when they run the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon® to raise money for Red Cross programs and services.
“Mr. Jack” Jack Kavanagh sent some photos from his deployment to Peoria.
The Brookline man is one of seven Massachusetts residents who volunteered to spend Thanksgiving not with their families, but helping those who were right in the path of a tornado outbreak earlier this month.
And lucky for us, he’s posting photos for those of us at home.
In the Peoria headquarters are (top photo) volunteers from all over helping out the Red Cross. Mr. Jack, as he is known, is second from right — he is a feeding manager who makes sure the helpers and those who are being helped are fed. He has been deployed all over the nation to help the Red Cross.
Second photo includes Brian Sheehy and Charlie Vose enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with other Red Crossers. Sheehy’s specialty is logistics and Vose is there for an activity called “staffing” — making sure volunteers move in and out of headquarters as they’re needed.
The group had a quick phone call with another Massachusetts man on deployment — Luis Matnog, an international responder now assigned to the Philippines.
If you want to learn ways to spend your holidays with the Red Cross, there’s always help needed — in just Massachusetts this week the Red Cross of Massachusetts has responded to 17 house fires assisting 92 people. Check out the opportunities ready for you at RedCross.Org/MassachusettsVolunteer.