Pizza Hut restaurants across Western Washington are donating 50 percent of all pizza sales from 108 participating locations today to victims of the mudslide disaster in Oso, the restaurant
Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 1000 block of Marion street in Aberdeen Sunday afternoon. Battalion Chief Bill Mayne said a grease fire escalated quickly on the stovetop around
With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend.
Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, and all donors will walk away with the instant gratification that they may be helping to save more than one life.
"The summer may be coming to an end, but the work of the Red Cross is far from over," said Darrin Greenlee, Interim CEO of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "As you make plans for this Labor Day holiday, please also make time to give blood and help patients who depend on your lifesaving donation."
While thousands of people answered the call for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross earlier this summer, an urgent need remains for platelets and types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelet donations to keep pace with patient needs.
"Patients in local hospitals often can't take a break to enjoy the holiday," Greenlee said. "But blood and platelet donors can give these patients a chance to enjoy this time with family and friends - simply by rolling up a sleeve."
Donors are invited to make reservations for Westport Winery’s next Bella Blood Drive and join the Roberts family as they give the gift of life on Thursday, August 8 from noon to 5 p.m. The winery will accept reservations for up to three donors every 15 minutes during this timeframe. Free refreshments will be provided to donors. Basic donor criteria are available at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-866-236-3276. Blood donors can donate every 56 days.
Those who elect to give blood will earn a bottle of Bella at half price. A portion of the proceeds from this blend of Tempranillo, Refosco, Primativo, Barbera, Merlot and Syrah benefits the Mt. Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross. This wine earned a gold medal at the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards. Twilight-inspired T-shirts that read “A glass a day keeps the vampires away” will be available at half price.
Westport Winery, Restaurant, Bakery and Nursery are open daily at 11a.m. The winery is open for lunch daily from 11 am. to 4 pm. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8.p.m. The winery with its unique grape maze and musical fence within the extraordinary outdoor sculpture and display gardens is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information, call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.
SEATTLE, Wash. - Tracy Peacock has been named community executive for the American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter. She succeeds Michael Patton who retired earlier this year.
Peacock will provide leadership for the chapter including its fundraising and community engagement efforts. She will also help build community awareness of the Red Cross; manage the local board of directors; and support Red Cross services throughout Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties. Last year the chapter responded to more than 140 local disasters, trained nearly 20,000 people in first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness, and delivered more than 1,100 emergency messages to local military families.
COSMOPOLIS, Wash. - This Saturday in Cosmopolis the City is holding a Disaster Preparedness Experience from 10 am until 2 pm at the Cosi Fire Station on D Street. The event will feature free Weather Radio programming, and a walk of the Tsunami evacuation route. Cosi Mayor Vickie Raines tells us this program is to intended to help get residents of all coastal towns the information they need to know before, during, and after a major coastal event. Representatives from several emergency agencies will be available for questions and comments including the Cosi fire and public works department, the American Red Cross, Grays Harbor PUD, and the County Sheriff's Department. The event will run from 10am to 2pm this coming Saturday.
Western Washington - With forecasts for powerful winds and heavy rains expected throughout Western Washington, the American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter reminds individuals and families to stay safe and be prepared. Some basic preparation and common-sense safety tips will help ensure safety during possible power outages and high winds.
HOQUIAM, Wash. - The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter dispatched aid to the scene of a devastating house fire in Hoquiam today. The early morning blaze forced a family of four to flee from their home located on the 400 block of Cleveland Street in Hoquiam. The Red Cross is helping the family with their immediate needs such as shelter, groceries, clothing, toiletries, and medication replacement.
A two-alarm Fire in Hoquiam this morning just after 3am damage a home, and left the attached garage a total loss. Headquarters Captain David Joy tells us the fire in the 400 block of Cleveland appeared to have started in the garage, then expanding to the home. Responders were able to clear the fire just after 6 this morning, the family in the home got out without injury, the cause of the fire, as well as estimated damages, remain under investigation.
Vancouver, Washington - As temperatures increase throughout the Pacific Northwest, the American Red Cross is experiencing a decrease in blood donation appointments. The recent heat wave has left the Red Cross struggling to schedule blood donor appointments, and nearly 20% of those who do schedule a time to donate do not present for their appointment. The American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood donors to take time out of their busy schedules to help save lives this summer by donating blood. Despite the heat, the Red Cross is conducting normal blood drive operations across the region. You can find a drive near you and make an appointment by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or by visiting www.givelife.org .
"The summer months are normally challenging for blood collections due to vacations and other activities," says Steve Stegeman, Chief Executive Officer of the blood region. "With the high temperatures these past few days, it has become extra challenging. Hospital patients are in constant need of blood, so if you are eligible, please make an appointment to donate soon."