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The Webber’s Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Dave and Lee Webber are the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteers of the Month for August and September. Lee has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for a year and two months.  Her husband Dave has been a volunteer for eleven months. Lee and Dave were looking for volunteer opportunities in which Lee started volunteering her time at the Blood Donation center then decided to become a part of the Disaster Action Team. Dave joined her shortly and also became a member of the Disaster Action Team. During their time at the Red Cross they have become DAT’s for Oswego and Onondaga Counties, they have worked on shelter updates for Oswego County. Lee was deployed to Pennsylvania for the floods in 2011, and they were both just recently deployed for Hurricane Isaac in Mississippi.

The most rewarding experience since she has been with the Red Cross is the experiences they have encountered at local fires and when deployed nationally.  The dedication of all Red Cross workers and the resiliency of clients and their families in their time of need is a testament of the American spirit.

Dave and Lee would recommend the Red Cross to anyone. They are always promoting the gratification you receive as a volunteer and the terrific fellow Red Cross people and the amazing clients.

Lee is from Fremont, NY and is has taught Sunday school, tutored elementary students. She is on the Fulton Little League Board and is also the snack bar coordinator.  Dave is from Fulton NY and participates on the Little League Board, he coaches two teams and coordinated for T-Ball thru the Minors. 

Congratulations to Dave and Lee Webber for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteers of the Month for August and September!!!!

Fran Enwright Recognized as Volunteer of the Month for the American Red Cross

With seven children, twenty-eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, it is difficult to believe that Fran Enwright has the time to do much of anything, however, she is now being recognized for the second time as the Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month, for March, American Red Cross Month.

            At 85 years old, Fran Enwright has been volunteering with the American Red Cross for over twenty years. Her position, Blood Coordinator of Oswego County, is a demanding one. On top of actually working at the registration tables and canteens at blood donation events, she works over the phone and face-to-face at donation centers to recruit volunteers and donors for each event.

            “About five percent of those who are eligible to give actually do,” Enwright notes, “but volunteers and donors are essential in maintaining a healthy blood supply.

            Enwright has personal connections to the Red Cross, as well, as they provided blood for transfusion for her brother, which, she says, helped her become aware of the importance of the blood that the Red Cross provides to hospitals all over the country. “Any disaster, remember, means blood is needed.” The Red Cross relies on not only donors to give blood or donations, but volunteers to organize and participate in events, and transport blood where it is needed.

            From fire response to blood donation, Fran Enwright has had many significant experiences with the Red Cross during her years of volunteering. “When the Red Cross office was still on Bridge St. I remember a fire happening right down the street. An older man had escaped, but he lost everything, his glasses, his medications. And they sat him right down, and told him not to worry. They were able to replace his glasses and his medications, and just provided sincere support.”

            Enwright has seen and helped with many events over the years, and is still glad to help, and to recruit new volunteers. She is still in awe over all that the American Red Cross does. “They are right there to help anybody who needs it. There is so much that they do, it’s unbelievable. And it’s a good feeling that you can call them, and know that they are there.”

Ruby Tuesday Gives Back to The American Red Cross

Grab your friends and family and head to Ruby Tuesday to fill up with a delicious meal and support The Heroes for American Red Cross Campaign at the same time! On March 28th and 29th Ruby Tuesday will donate 20% of your meal purchase to the Red Cross.

In order to participate, simply dine at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant located on 146 East 13th Street, Oswego on one of these days and provide the flyer which can be printed off of here or found on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/arccny.  This is a great way to enjoy great food and give back to your community at the same time. The American Red Cross thanks you for your support!

Constellation Energy Sponsors Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign

Constellation Energy is a hero in the eyes of the American Red Cross of Central New York.  They have partnered together again this year to be the presenting sponsor for the Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign which kicks off March 1 and runs until April 20.  The campaign is a grassroots fundraising effort that encourages individuals or organizations and businesses in the community to become “heroes” by raising $1,000 or more for the American Red Cross. 

On top of their sponsorship, Constellation will also be selling “Hero Squares”.  Their employees can purchase aHero Square for any dollar amount they choose. All proceeds will go directly to supporting the services that the Red Cross provides in the community.

“Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, the operator of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, proudly invests in organizations, like the American Red Cross, that improve the quality of life in our communities and protect the basic needs of individuals,” said Jill Lyon. “We’d like to commend the American Red Cross for the work they do to bring us together here and their efforts to help those in need every day.” 

If you are interested in being a hero please contact Branch Director Danielle Hayden at 343-0967. You may also visit us online at www.american.redcross.org/goto/HARCCNY to make a donation to our campaign.

Photo: Jill Lyon – Constellation Energy and Danielle Hayden, Branch Director at the American Red Cross, Oswego.

Delong Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Alan Delong is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for January. Alan has been a volunteer with the Red Cross since August of last year.  He became a volunteer with the Red Cross so he could increase his involvement within the community. Alan has been busy working in the training room preparing for the upcoming classes that are scheduled, which includes checking the inventory, setting up the room and cleaning all of the manikins for our CPR classes.  There is never a time we can not count on Alan to help us out.  He is always ready and willing to assist.   

Alan enjoys being a part of the Red Cross as a volunteer.  He feels he can make a difference and truly enjoys being here interacting with other volunteers. He would strongly encourage anyone to take some time out of their schedules to volunteer with the Red Cross.    

Alan lives inOswegoNYand is very active in the community.  He volunteers for several different organizations and groups which include the Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Harborfest, and several drum corps and marching bands.   

Congratulations to Alan for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for January!!!!

Red Cross to Hold Annual Golf Tournament

     The 10th Annual Joseph “Pete” Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament has been set for June 5th at Griffins’ Greens. Sponsored by Entergy, the event is an 18-hole, four man captain and crew format with an 8:00a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds from the event go to the local American Red Cross.

Representatives (left to right) - Entergy sponsor Tammy Holden, Gavin Griffin (on the rock), Connor Griffin, Brian Griffin & Karen Ferguson of the American Red Cross

     The tournament, started 10 years ago to honor Pete Griffin, has grown each year. This year’s tournament will feature several games on the course including a putting contest, a chip the ball in the raft contest and a hole in one contest, sponsored by Burritt Chevrolet. After golfing, the participants will gather at “The Deck” at GS Steamers for a buffet dinner.

     For more information or to register a team, please contact the American Red Cross Oswego branch office at 343-0967 or Griffins’ Greens at 343-2996.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information please visit www.redcrosscny.org  or become a fan on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/AmericanRedCrossOnondagaOswegoChapter

 

CPR/AED Adult Review Class To Be Held

OSWEGO, NY (April 26) – On Wednesday, May 12, the American Red Cross will hold a one evening CPR/AED Adult Review class. The class is will be held at the Oswego branch office located at 333 West First Street from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Individuals must have American Red Cross CPR/AED certificates that were issued up to 24 months prior to start of the class.

     Throughout the class, participants will demonstrate competency in all required skills listed on the skills checklist, participate in all skills sessions, and pass each section of the written exam with a score of 80 percent or better. The class will start promptly at 5:30pm and individuals should bring their book with them to class or purchase one before the class if they do not have it. This review will let current CPR/AED Adult certificate holder’s the chance to keep up with the current skills and knowledge needed for emergency assistance.

     This convenient class will be a great opportunity for those certified who would like a review of their knowledge, skills, and training in CPR/AED. Any certified adults interested in the review class and would like more information; please contact the branch office at 343-0967 or visit the Red Cross on the web at www.redcrosscny.org .

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information please visit www.redcrosscny.org .

Greene’s “Celebrity Guest Bartender” HAPPY HOUR

OSWEGO, NY – On Tuesday, May 11th, Greene’s Ale House & Grille will hold its once-a-month “Celebrity Guest Bartender” Happy Hour. The Celebrity Bartender of the evening will be Danielle Hayden.

Celebrity Guest Bartender of May 2010

Happy Hour will be from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Music will be played by Hans Storsberg.

Relieve yourself of a stressful workday and make Tuesday’s fun again. Come spend an evening at Greene’s Happy Hour with great music and friends!

All tips earned will benefit the services of the American Red Cross of Central New York.

Greene’s is located at 104 West Bridge Street in Oswego.

CPR/AED For The Professional Rescuer Review & CPR/AED Lifeguard Review

April 9, 2010

     On Monday, April 19, the American Red Cross will hold a one evening CPR/AED Review class for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard. It will be held at the Oswego office branch located at 333 West First Street in Oswego from 5:30-10:30pm.

     This class will provide a review and update of the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants until further medical help arrive on the scene. It will also teach participants to understand the Emergency Action Principles when providing emergency care for a victim, how to access the Emergency Medical System. They will also be trained in two-rescuer CPR, resuscitation and the use of an AED on a victim.

     The course is directed towards those with a duty to act and provide care for people who need immediate help. It’s lifesaving training for the first group of people who respond at the scene of an emergency. Certification as a CPR/AED Professional Rescuer will be valid for two years and for Lifeguard, one year. Don’t waste any more time and get your CPR/AED re-certification today. Being certified and having up-to-date knowledge of emergency situations and appropriate actions can help save a life today.

     Professional Rescuers and Lifeguards interested in becoming certified and seeking more information or to register, please contact the branch office at 343-0967 or visit the Red Cross on the web at www.redcrosscny.org .

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information please visit www.redcrosscny.org .

Become A Certified Babysitter

April 9, 2010

       On Thursday, April 22 and Friday April 23, the American Red Cross will hold a two-day Babysitter’s Training class. The class will be held at the Oswego branch office located at 333 West First Street in Oswego. Hours will be from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m on Thursday and 8:30a.m. – 1:00p.m on Friday. Babysitter’s Training classes are geared towards youths between the ages of 11 and 15.

     Throughout this two-day class, participants will learn how to apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior, help children engage in desired behaviors, learn about three types of basic child care and how to recognize an emergency. Other skills such as being able to identify and apply the emergency action steps: check, call, and care and learning how to care for an infant properly whether it’s feeding an infant, changing a diaper, or knowing the signs of an emergency situation of an infant will also be covered.

     Participants will earn Babysitter’s certification as well as First Aid and CPR/AED. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge needed to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

     If interested and would like more information, please contact the branch office at 343-0967 or visit the Red Cross on the web at www.redcrosscny.org .

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information please visit www.redcrosscny.org .

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