Red Cross Installs over 220 Smoke Alarms During Sound the Alarm Event in Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH. May 7, 2018 The American Red Cross recently installed 220+ smoke alarms and reached hundreds of people about home fire safety during the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, May 5th in Manchester neighborhoods.

 

“The day was a big success and an important step in helping educate residents about how to be safe if a fire should occur in their home,” said Lloyd Ziel, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “We are grateful to everyone who supported this effort.”

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Red Cross volunteers and local partners including the Manchester Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s office canvassed neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans. The Red Cross thanks them all for their participation. Photos of volunteers in action can be seen on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nhredcross/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1888116217925674

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But the work isn’t over. Anyone who needs a smoke alarm can call the Red Cross and arrange for an appointment for volunteers to come and install free smoke alarms and walk residents through their escape plan. You can go to http://www.redcross.org/local/new-hampshire-vermont/home-fire-safety/smoke-alarm or call 1-800-464-6692.

 

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives, the reason why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

 

Across the country, the Campaign is making a difference. As of May 1st, the Red Cross and our partners across the country have saved at least 416; reached 1,075,894 through youth preparedness programs, and installed 1,207,636 free smoke alarms. Here in New Hampshire and Vermont, the Red Cross has installed over 6,000 smoke alarms since the program began.

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To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign, visit redcross.org. Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.

 

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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American Red Cross and Co-Operative Insurance Companies Announce Vermont’s Recipients of the “2018 Everyday Heroes Awards”

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Co-Operative Insurance Companies Proudly Sponsors Event Honoring Extraordinary Vermont Citizens

Every day, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes. A hero might be a lifeguard who saved a drowning child, an ordinary citizen who performed CPR when a stranger collapsed, or someone who saved a neighbor’s beloved pets from a fire.

The Everyday Heroes Awards are celebrated all over the country at which the American Red Cross honors people who personify our mission of service and help in local communities. To celebrate acts of kindness in Vermont, the American Red Cross will honor local heroes at the 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards on April 11, 2018.

This year’s Vermont Heroes are continuing proof that one person can indeed make a lasting and meaningful impact. The 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards are presented by the New Hampshire / Vermont Region of the American Red Cross, Co-Operative Insurance Companies, and WPTZ NBC5.

The 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards will be presented :

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 5:30p to 8:30pm.

Where: Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington Vermont Hotel at 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Ticket Price: Single ticket for $30, or a table of 8 for $225.

Includes: admittance to the event and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Purchase tickets here: http://www.redcross.org/local/new hampshirevermont/everydayheroesvt.

For information on sponsoring or attending this heartwarming event, go to http://www.redcross.org/local/new-hampshire-vermont/everyday-heroes-vt.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie at Stephanie.Couturier@redcross.org.

 

Vermont Everyday Heroes Award Winners 2018

Gerald Hornung
Shelburne, VT  (Chittenden County)

JedGerald “Jed” Hornung has been volunteering for the American Red Cross for more than 70 years. Jed’s tireless work for the Red Cross began at an early age.  Jed took on leadership of his local Junior Red Cross (JRC) chapter in Oklahoma City.  After a series of city, state and regional elections throughout the Mid-West, Jed became the first-ever Youth Chairman of the National Advisory Committee for the JRC.  As its Youth Chairman, Jed traveled across the U.S. speaking to thousands of people on behalf of the Red Cross culminating in 1947, when Jed was the youth speaker at the National Red Cross Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, which was attended by more than 4,000 adults and 1,000 young people from across the U.S.  Today, Jed lives in Vermont with his wife, Jini, and continues to support and advocate for the American Red Cross.

 

Ilka Pritchard
Burlington, VT  (Chittenden County)

ilka In 2014, Ilka Pritchard volunteered for an event called the Spectrum Sleep Out, a fundraiser for Spectrum Youth and Family Services. Since then, she’s become one of Spectrum’s most dedicated volunteers as well as volunteering for The Empty Bowl, Spectrum’s other annual fundraiser. On Thanksgiving Day, you’ll find her preparing hot meals for Spectrum kids. In a recent blog post for Spectrum, Ilka wrote, “It is my wish that the youth we serve feel the love and care that we put into these efforts and that it gives them hope — because hope is something money can’t buy.”

 

Cameron Greene
Rutland, VT  (Rutland County)

cameronCameron Greene was outside having lunch when he noticed his friend, Joe Anderson, desperately signaling that he couldn’t breathe. Cameron recalled an emergency aid poster that used to hang just outside the school lunchroom, and, remembering its instructions, he began to apply abdominal thrusts, which dislodged the obstruction from Joe’s throat. While many adults take First Aid and CPR classes, wondering if they’ll know what to do when that critical moment arises, Cameron’s quick reaction resulted in Joe’s ability to breathe again.

 

Jeremy Dunster
Graniteville, VT  (Washington County)

jeremyJeremey Dunster was just starting his day, when his dog Carmen began to whine as if something was wrong. Jeremy took her outside to discover that the two-family apartment building next door to his home was in flames. After notifying his own family and calling for help, Jeremy ran to the burning building, where he forced in the door of the downstairs resident and helped him out of the building. He then fought his way upstairs through the flames to alert a woman and her teenaged son, who lived on the second story. Thanks to Jeremy’s heroic efforts and quick thinking, with a notable assist from Carmen, only one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and the devastating fire claimed no casualties.

 

Norwich University
Norwich, VT (Orange County)
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For more than a decade, Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont has been hosting student-driven semi-annual blood drives on campus. These drives are notoriously successful, and since 2006 they have collected more than 8,600 units of blood. In October of 2017, dozens of cadets from the University participated in a Sound the Alarm event in nearby Williamstown, Vermont where they installed 466 smoke alarms in local homes, making it the most successful single-day smoke alarm installation event in our New Hampshire / Vermont region. These events and so many more are made possible by Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement. The work of Norwich University students in their community is a shining example of youth leadership and academic engagement in service of others. Accepting the award on behalf of Norwich University are Meredith Halik and Jack Labonte, who have been instrumental in organizing the blood drives in recent years, and Aidan Gaffney who coordinated cadet participation in Sound the Alarm.

American Red Cross and Unitil Announce New Hampshire’s Recipients of the “2018 Everyday Heroes Awards”

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Unitil Proudly Sponsors Event Honoring Extraordinary New Hampshire Citizens

Every day, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes. A hero might be a lifeguard who saved a drowning child, an ordinary citizen who performed CPR when a stranger collapsed, or someone who saved a neighbor’s beloved pets from a fire.

The Everyday Heroes Awards are celebrated all over the country at which the American Red Cross honors people who personify our mission of service and help in local communities. To celebrate acts of kindness in New Hampshire, the American Red Cross will honor local heroes at the 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards on April 18, 2018.

This year’s New Hampshire Heroes are continuing proof that one person can indeed make a lasting and meaningful impact. The 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards are presented by the New Hampshire / Vermont Region of the American Red Cross, and Unitil.

 

The 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards will be presented on:

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 5:30p to 8:30pm.

Where: Grappone Conference Center at 70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH 03301

Ticket Price: Single ticket for $30, or a table of 8 for $225.

Includes: admittance to the event, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Purchase tickets here: http://www.redcross.org/local/new-hampshire-vermont/everyday-heroes-nh

For information on sponsoring or attending this heartwarming event, go to http://www.redcross.org/local/nhvt/everydayheroesnh. Questions can be directed to Stephanie at Stephanie.Couturier@redcross.org.

 

New Hampshire Everyday Heroes Award Winners 2018

Officer Steven Tenney
Swanzey, NH  (Cheshire County)

steven tenney hero nh 2018 smallSteven Tenney is a Lieutenant with the Keene Police Department, where he has served for 19 years. Through family and friends, and a single test, he found that he was a match for a baby girl in need of a liver transplant. Lt. Tenney underwent a lengthy surgery and the challenging recovery process that followed. He has since returned to duty, and his remarkable courage and selflessness saved a young child’s life.

 

Christopher Prenaveau
Epping, NH  (Rockingham County)

chris prenaveau trooperOn March 11th, 2017, New Hampshire State Trooper Christopher Prenaveau was responding to a report of motor vehicle accident. The road conditions were icy, and as he was conducting his investigation, he saw a car sliding toward him and the victim. He pushed the man out of the way and jumped up into the air just as the second car struck him, while the other drivers went unharmed.

 

 

Molly Dolan, Thomas Kline, Angela Curtis, and Arian Deihim
Keene, NH  (Chesire County)

ymca bunchMolly Dolan, Thomas Kline, Angela Curtis, and Arian Deihim were at the YMCA in Keene, NH, where they performed life-saving CPR on a member who was on the track. Angela, a local nurse, joined Arian, Molly, and Thomas – all employees of the YMCA – as they rushed immediately to his side. Arian and Angela immediately began taking turns administering CPR while Molly administered shocks with the EAD. A nearby member of the club had called 911 and paramedics arrived on the scene quickly. All these actions led to the victim’s life being saved.

 

Danielle Nightingale
Manchester, NH  (Hillsborough County)

danielle nightingaleOn Halloween night, School Resource Officer for the Bedford Police, Danielle Nightingale was trick-or-treating and enjoying time with her family when she came upon an unresponsive person in her neighborhood. She evaluated the scene and ensured that someone called for help before beginning to administer the CPR. The results of her quick thinking saved the life of the victim.

 

 

Stephen Singer
Manchester, NH  (Hillsborough County)

stephen singerStephen Singer is known by many as a community leader in Manchester and beyond. A steadfast volunteer, Stephen has dedicated his time, talent, and energy to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Families in Transition, Chabad of NH, the Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast, and many more. He is the chair of the Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive committee, which has been going on for 35 years and is the largest blood drive in the country. Along with the tremendous support of his team at Merchants Fleet Management and the rest of the Singer family – Robert, Gary, Jeffrey, and Michael Sydney – Stephen is a true hero.

 

 

Lincoln Financial Foundation Supports American Red Cross “Nurse Training Program” With $20K Grant

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Graduates through the years have benefitted from Lincoln Financial Foundation’s generosity.

 

Concord, NH. – Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – Thanks to a longstanding and generous partnership, the American Red Cross has received a $20,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation that will provide 18 scholarships to students in the Nurse Assistant Training program in New Hampshire.

 

For each of the last four years, Lincoln Financial has supported this valuable program that helps New Hampshire residents get a new start in a career in medicine. This continued support illustrates Lincoln Financial’s dedication to helping local students further themselves and grow in their vocations.

 

With over 20 years of experience training both Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA) and LNA instructors in New Hampshire, the American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Training program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing and the New Hampshire Department of Education Post-Secondary Commission. The Red Cross training program is highly competitive and graduates have a 95% pass rate on the state licensing exam.

 

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being, and arts programs.

 

 

About Lincoln Financial Foundation:

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic / workforce development.

Red Cross urges donors to help replenish blood supply this winter.

BURLINGTON, VT (Jan. 22, 2018) — The American Red Cross continues to have a winter blood donation shortage after severe winter weather in many parts of the country has now forced more than 500 blood drives to cancel, already causing about 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected through last week. Blood and platelet donors are urgently needed to give now to help restock the shelves.

 

Donors of all blood types are essential to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors are unable to give due to inclement weather. Every day, no matter the weather, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations to meet the needs of patients like Finnegan “Finn” Olson.

 

Last January, Finn was born with a rare heart condition. He required multiple transfusions before, during and after heart transplant surgery last summer. Transfusions had an almost immediate effect on his personality and skin’s appearance. “Each time Finn received a transfusion, you could see him pink up right away and have significantly more energy,” said his mother, Ali Olson. “We credit blood donation with making Finn stronger and helping keep him alive long enough to receive a new heart. Finn is living proof that blood helps save lives.”

 

Blood donors, especially those with types O negative, B negative and AB blood, and platelet donors are needed now and throughout the winter months to ensure blood products are readily available for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

BELOW ARE THE LOCATIONS AND TIMES FOR VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE RESPECTIVELY:

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 – VERMONT

 

Addison

 

Vergennes

2/9/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Vergennes Community, 85 South Maple Street

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Bennington

 

Bennington

2/1/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Hospital Dr.

2/2/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bennington Health and Rehab, 2 Blackberry Lane

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Caledonia

 

Hardwick

1/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 206 VT Rte. 14S.

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Chittenden

 

Burlington

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dealer.com, 1 Howard St

2/2/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue

2/6/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., University of Vermont Patrick Gym, 97 Spear Street

2/6/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Vermont Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street

 

Charlotte

2/8/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charlotte Senior Center, 212 Ferry Road

 

Colchester

1/25/2018: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Albany College of Pharmacy, 261 Mountain View Drive

1/25/2018: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saint Michaels College Dion Student Center, Winooski Park

 

Essex

1/27/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

2/10/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Essex Cinema, 21 Essex Way

 

Essex Junction

1/31/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Albert D Lawton School, 104 Maple Street

 

Jericho

2/7/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Catalyst Church on Raceway, 100 Raceway Road, PO Box 116

 

South Burlington

1/23/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. John Vianney Parish Hall, St John Vianney Parish Hall, 160 Hinesburg Road

2/10/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Mall, 155 Dorset Street

 

Williston

2/5/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Vermont Technical College-Donor Coach, 201 Lawrence Place

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., CSWD, 1021 Redmond Road

 

Winooski

1/24/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., My Web Grocer, Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way

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Franklin

 

Enosburg Falls

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Enosburg American Legion, 108 Depot Street

 

Montgomery Center

2/4/2018: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Isidores Parish Hall, Route 242

 

Saint Albans

1/24/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield Street

1/29/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street

2/12/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., 14th Star Brewing Company, 133 North Main Street

2/5/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 100 Parah Drive

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Lamoille

 

Morrisville

1/26/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Lamoille County Meals on Wheels, 24 Upper Main St

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Orange

 

Bradford

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bradford Congregational Church, 245  N Main Street

 

Randolph Center

2/1/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin Dr

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Orleans

 

Newport

2/6/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., American Legion, American Legion Post 21, 35 Veterans Ave

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Rutland

 

Benson

2/5/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Church of Benson, 2793 Stage Road

 

Brandon

2/14/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brandon Medical Center, 420 Grove Street

 

Castleton

1/31/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive

 

Poultney

1/26/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Poultney High School, 154 East Main St.

1/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Green Mountain College, 1 College Circle

 

Rutland

1/22/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street

1/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place

2/13/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., US Army Reserve Building, 2143 Post Road

 

West Rutland

2/8/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble Street

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Washington

 

Barre

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., McFarland State Office Building, 5 Perry St.

 

Berlin

1/22/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road

2/3/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Road

 

Montpelier

1/31/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive

2/2/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St

 

Northfield

2/15/2018: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive

 

Waitsfield

2/13/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Fayston Elementary, 782 German Flats Road

 

Waterbury

1/27/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Waterbury Municipal Building, 28 North. Main Street

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Windham

 

Bellows Falls

1/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bellows Falls Community, 8 School Street

 

Brattleboro

2/13/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 54 Chickering Drive, Unit 1

 

Putney

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Landmark College, 19 River road South

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Windsor

 

Bethel

1/26/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bethel White Church, 129 Church Street

 

Ludlow

1/22/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ludlow Community Center, 37 Main Street

 

Norwich

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main Street

 

South Royalton

1/29/2018: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street

 

Springfield

2/14/2018: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Springfield Elks, 49 Park St

 

Windsor

2/5/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Legion, 4 Court Street

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 – NEW HAMPSHIRE

Belknap

 

Belmont

1/23/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 96 Main Street

 

Center Harbor

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main Street

 

Laconia

1/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., AmeriGas District Office, 1150 Union Ave.

2/1/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sacred Heart Hall-Laconia, 31 Gilford Avenue

2/1/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Lakes Region General Hospital, 80 Highland Street

 

Meredith

2/10/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Meredith Community Center, 400 Daniel Webster Hwy, Rt 3

 

Tilton

2/3/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road

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Carroll

 

Conway

2/1/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Granite State College, 53 Technology Ln

 

North Conway

1/29/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Out Patient Physical Therapy Building, 3073 White Mountain Highway

 

Tamworth

2/13/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tamworth Town House, 27 Cleveland Hill Rd.

 

Wolfeboro

2/7/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Wolfeboro Inn, 90 N Main Street, P O Box 1270

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Cheshire

 

Keene

1/29/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Kingsbury Pavilion, 580 Court Street

2/13/2018: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street

2/14/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Keene State College-Student Union Building, 229 Main Street

2/15/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., The Keene Senior Center, 70 Court Street

2/5/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street

 

Winchester

1/27/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., VFW Auxillary, 5 South Main street

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Coos

 

Berlin

2/8/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Berlin VFW, 1107 Main St

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Grafton

 

Bristol

1/23/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Chapel, 2 West Shore Road, West Shore Road and NH 3A

2/1/2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Freudenberg-NOK, 450 Pleasant Street/Route 104, P.O. Box B

 

Hanover

2/1/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon Street

2/6/2018: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hopkins Center, 2 E Wheelock St

2/7/2018: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hopkins Center, 2 E Wheelock St

 

Lebanon

1/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

1/31/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 10 Morgan drive

2/14/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive

 

Lincoln

1/26/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 25 Church Street

 

Lyme

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lyme Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Rd

 

Plymouth

1/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Common Man Inn, 231 Main Street

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, Route 25, Hatch Plaza

2/2/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, Route 25, Hatch Plaza

2/7/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Plymouth United Methodist Church, 334 Fairground Road

 

Woodsville

1/22/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cottage Hospital, 90 Swiftwater Road

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Hillsborough

 

Amherst

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3 Craftsman Lane

 

Bedford

1/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Pegasystems Inc, 8 Commerce Drive, #302

1/31/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Manchester Christian Church, 56 Old Bedford Road

 

Goffstown

1/23/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Anselm College Carr Center, 87 St. Anselm Drive

 

Hillsborough

1/22/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 538 West Main Street

 

Manchester

1/24/2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Elliot Hospital, One Elliot Way

2/14/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., University of New Hampshire, 88 Commercial Street

 

Merrimack

1/29/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, 717 NH 101-A

2/1/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road

2/13/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive

2/6/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road

 

Milford

2/8/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way

 

Nashua

1/23/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1

1/29/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 2300 Southwood Drive

1/29/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Greenbriar Terrace, 55 Harris Road

2/1/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1

2/10/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., St John XXIII, 121 Allds Street

2/15/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1

 

Pelham

1/25/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion Post 100, 32 Windham Road

2/12/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road

 

Peterborough

1/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road

2/2/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord Street

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Merrimack

 

Andover

2/8/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Proctor Academy, 204 Main Street, P. O. Box 500

 

Bow

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street

 

Chichester

2/2/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Chichester Volunteer Fire Department, 22 Main Street

 

Concord

1/24/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Road

2/12/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 80 Clinton Street

2/2/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Blazing Star Eureka Lodge, 53 Iron Works Road

2/2/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Banks Chevrolet, 137 Manchester St.

2/5/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Bektash Shriners, 189 Pembroke Road

2/5/2018: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., NHTI, Goldie Crocker Wellness Center, 31 College Drive

 

Contoocook

1/22/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive

 

Epsom

1/26/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Epsom Library, 1606 Dover Road

2/8/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Epsom Central School, 282 Black Hall Road

 

Franklin

1/31/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bessie C. Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive

 

Pembroke

1/30/2018: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Pembroke Academy, 209 Academy Road

 

Pembroke

2/2/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Next Level Church, 79 Sheep Davis Road

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Rockingham

 

Atkinson

2/3/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Buzz Durkin’s Karate School, 2 Commerce Dr

 

Epping

1/31/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walmart – Epping, 35 Fresh River Road

2/12/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 51-Epping, 232 Calef Highway

 

Exeter

1/22/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Access Sports Medicine, 1 Hampton Rd.

 

Fremont

1/24/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fremont Public Library, 7 Jackie Bernier Drive

 

Kingston

1/22/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Lane

 

Londonderry

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Londonderry Lions, 256 Mammoth Rd.

2/10/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 1 South Road

2/13/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road

 

Newington

1/25/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Redhook Brewery, 35 Corporate Drive

 

Newmarket

2/2/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saint Mary’s Parish, 182 South Main Street

 

North Hampton

2/9/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, 295 Atlantic Ave.

 

Portsmouth

1/23/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Keller Williams Coastal Realty, Keller Williams Costal Realty, 750 Lafayette Rd

2/15/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Best Western Plus Wynwood Hotel & Suites, 580 US Hwy 1 Bypass

2/8/2018: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market Street

2/9/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Station 2, 3010 Lafayette Road

 

Rye

1/31/2018: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Rd.

 

Salem

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Granite State Arts Academy, 19 Keewaydin Drive

2/3/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Salem Athletic Club-Salem, 16 Manor Pkwy

 

Seabrook

1/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sam’s Club Seabrook, 11 Batcheldor Road

2/12/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Trinity United Church Parish House, 29 Main Street

 

Windham

1/25/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Rd.

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Strafford

 

Dover

1/25/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bill Dube Ford/Toyota, 40 Dover Point Road

1/30/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Avenue

1/30/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dover Moose Hall, 45 Chestnut Street

2/2/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 93 Locust Street

 

Durham

2/5/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

2/6/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

2/7/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

2/8/2018: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., UNH Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St.

 

Farmington

1/25/2018: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Henry Wilson Memorial School, 51 School Drive

 

Rochester

2/13/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post #7, 94 Eastern Avenue

2/13/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Colonial Hill-Rochester, 62 Rochester Hill Road

2/9/2018: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Rochester Knights of Columbus, 250 Columbus Avenue

 

Somersworth

1/26/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 45 Washington St

1/27/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Midway Buick GMC, 120 Route 108

2/6/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Next Level Church, 436 Route 108

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Sullivan

 

Charlestown

2/9/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Charlestown VFW Post 8497, 365 Lovers Lane Road

 

Claremont

1/24/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm Street

1/29/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Common Man, 21 Water Street

1/29/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross Reopening Evacuation Center in Swanton, Vermont

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UPDATE: Red Cross Reopening Evacuation Center in Swanton, Vermont  

Burlington, VT. Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 10a.m. UPDATE – The New Hampshire / Vermont region of the American Red Cross is reopening the evacuation center in Swanton, Vermont due to continued flooding.

Evacuation center information for Swanton, VT is as follows:

Missisquoi Valley Union High School

175 Thunderbird Dr, Swanton, VT 05488

Swanton, VT:

  • The evacuation center in Swanton will be opening this morning at 11am.
  • Red Cross teams are visiting affected neighborhoods to check on residents and supply affected households with clean-up kits and additional resources if needed.

WHAT TO DO NEXT  If travel is dangerous in your area, travel is not suggested. If you can prepare, people living in the affected areas should:

  • Fill your car’s gas tank, in case an evacuation notice is issued.
  • Be ready to evacuate quickly and know your routes and destinations
  • Check emergency kit and repolenish any items missing or in short supply. Keep it nearby
  • Never drive through flood waters – turn around and go the other way
  • Keep children away from flood waters
  • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates

 

WHAT TO BRING TO A SHELTER The Red Cross encourages those who plan to stay in a Red Cross evacuation shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family:

  • prescription and emergency medication
  • medical equipment such as a wheelchair/walker, oxygen, etc.
  • extra clothing
  • pillows
  • blankets and sleeping bags
  • hygiene supplies
  • flashlight with extra batteries
  • phone and equipment chargers
  • power strip
  • small board games
  • books for entertainment
  • specialty snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions
  • basic snacks
  • baby food and formula
  • diapers
  • beach chair or camp chair
  • identification
  • insurance papers
  • other comfort items

Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who are elderly or disabled.

You may not bring illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or weapons into the shelter.

Be certain to download the FREE Red Cross Shelter App for your Smart Phone, it will give you a list of all open shelters in your area.

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Everyone should download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, preparedness information and shelter locations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

MAKE A DONATION The work of the American Red Cross starts long before a storm moves through the region. For example, we have warehouses stocked with disaster relief supplies, thousands of trained workers, and more than 320 mobile response vehicles on standby year-round to be ready to help people in need. If we didn’t maintain these resources 24/7, we couldn’t get help to people in a timely fashion—but we depend on donations from the American public to be ready.

Help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, floods and countless other crises by making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small across the United States. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 

Red Cross Closing Evacuation Center in Swanton, Vermont

 

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UPDATE: Red Cross Closing Evacuation Center in Swanton, Vermont

Burlington, VT. Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 8p.m. UPDATE – The New Hampshire / Vermont region of the American Red Cross is rightsizing the disaster response that has been initiated around the state today.

Swanton and Highgate, VT:

  • The evacuation center in Swanton will be closing this evening at 9pm. Residents who were displaced have found or are being provided shelter for the night.
  • Red Cross teams are being coordinated to visit affected neighborhoods tomorrow to check on residents and supply affected households with clean-up kits.

The American Red Cross has had workers monitoring the difficult weather pattern moving through our two state region, and is following up on reports in communities in both New Hampshire and Vermont. The recent rain followed by new freezing temperatures and additional snow are making for myriad responses.

Be certain to download the FREE Red Cross Shelter App for your Smart Phone, it will give you a list of all open shelters in your area.

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Everyone should download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, preparedness information and shelter locations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

MAKE A DONATION The work of the American Red Cross starts long before a storm moves through the region. For example, we have warehouses stocked with disaster relief supplies, thousands of trained workers, and more than 320 mobile response vehicles on standby year-round to be ready to help people in need. If we didn’t maintain these resources 24/7, we couldn’t get help to people in a timely fashion—but we depend on donations from the American public to be ready.

Help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, floods and countless other crises by making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small across the United States. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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