News Maker Stacy McFarland on the Am. Red Cross Ian recovery

Hurricane Ian has taken its toll on the American Red Cross.

We spoke with Stacy McFarland the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of the Greater Shenandoah Valley about that in our latest news maker.

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Stacy says one of the most important things we can do is donate blood.

A major blood drive takes place Mon. Oct. 24 to honor the former Mayor of Winchester Charles Zuckerman and First Lady Virginia.

Both were major supporters of the Red Cross, Charles donated almost 40 gallons of blood in his lifetime.

Stacy tells us a number of appointments are still open for that drive.

You can fill an appointment for that drive or another blood drive here.

Stacy also tells us of other important ways to help the Red Cross.

Click here for Stacy’s interview.

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News Maker Caz Zuckerman on the Zuckerman blood drive

Mon. Oct. 24th is the annual blood drive to honor Charles and Virginia Zuckerman.

We spoke to the Zuckerman’s daughter Celia “Caz” Ann Zuckerman about the importance of the drive in our latest news maker.

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Caz tells us of her father’s service to Winchester both as Mayor and Councilmen for many years.

She also tells us about the incredible amount of blood her father donated over the years.

Caz also tells us of her Mother Virginia’s service to the community.

To set an appointment for this blood drive or any other click here.

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News Maker Caz Zuckerman on the Zuckerman blood drive
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Am. Red Cross reports a 20% drop in blood supplies

battle of the badges blood drive

The American Red Cross has a major 6 hour blood drive scheduled for Fri. Aug. 12 at the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building.

The drive is titled Beef Up the Blood Supply and is sponsored by Gore’s Meats of Stephens City from noon to 6 p.m..

According to an American Red Cross report a drop in donations has occurred which has led to a 20 percent drop in supply.

At the Beef Up the Supply drive grilled burgers and Route 11 chips will be available for donors.

Donors will also become eligible for gift cards and cooler bags from Gore’s Meats.

You can sign up at redcrossblood.org using the code GMP.

You can also set up that all important donation appointment using your own zip code for a more covenant chance to give here.

Donors can give every 56 days with one donation capable of saving three lives.

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American Red Cross is in need of donors

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The American Red Cross reports once again a steep blood shortage this summer.

A number of drives are scheduled for the month of August with several open appointments.

A full 6 hour drive will be held at the Stephens City Fire Department on August 12 from noon to 6 p.m..

The drive is the annual Beef Up the Blood Supply event sponsored by Gore’s Meats.

Donors will be treated to a burger with a chance to win a Gore’s cooler bag and gift cards.

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of donors and knows that appointments are often filled at the last minute.

Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross urges donors to make that appointment in advance so the Red Cross knows what to expect when it comes to supply.

Wilt also reminds us to cancel the appointment at that website if you can’t make it so the slot opens for someone else.

Appointments for the Beef Up the Blood Supply event can be made at redcrossblood.org using the zip code 22655 or the code GMP.

Wilt the American Red Cross and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue are grateful for the donations given during the annual battle of the badges drive.

The group exceeded the donation quota which helps tremendously with supply.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is particularly grateful for the support as once again for the second year in a row they took the trophy for the most donations in the July 8 event.

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News Maker Steve Majchrzak on the battle of the badges

The battle of the badges 2022 blood drive is today July 8 until 4 p.m..

The battle pits Frederick County Sheriff against the Frederick County Fire Chief.

Donors are asked if they support the Sheriff or the Chief when they donate.

You could possibly fill an appointment at redcrossblood.org using the code battle2022.

We spoke to Frederick County Fire Chief Steve Majchrzak about the drive in our latest news maker.

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Steve tells us why you should make that donation and support the Fire Department.

Steve also tells us that it doesn’t matter which badge you support just making the donation is the important part.

Click here for Steve’s interview.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on battle of the badges 2022

Frederick County Sheriff vs. Frederick County Fire Chief in the battle of the badges blood drive.

The battle is ON tomorrow June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Public Safety Building Winchester.

Appointments are open at redcrossblood.org using the keyword battle2022 in the sponsor code location.

We spoke to Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about the battle in our latest news maker.

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Lenny not only tells us about the battle but about how important it is to make that appointment.

It is also important to continue to check the website redcrossblood.org to see if appointments open up for the drive.

Lenny also reminds us where the battle is fun the important thing is to give the gift of life no matter whose side you’re on.

Click here for Lenny’s interview.

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VT and Red Cross Remember April 16, 2007

It was 15 years ago Saturday Apr. 16 a gunman opened fire on the Virginia Tech campus killing 32 people.

Virginia Tech (VT) documented their annual Day of Remembrance on their website.

The lives lost on April 16, 2007 were remembered with the ceremonial candle lighting starting at midnight on the 16 and lasting for 24 hours.

There was a wreath laying ceremony at the April 16 memorial and a 3.2 mile Run in Remembrance as well.

People would then gather in the chapel for an interfaith service of remembrance at 2 p.m..

This is the first time people were able to attend the remembrance in person since the pandemic.

All the activities were arranged and organized by the students of VT.

Today Apr. 18 the 15 annual Virginia Tech blood drive is being held until 6:30 at the  Fellowship Bible Church on Middle Road.

There were 9 open appointments at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601 you can fill those appointments.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the VT blood drive Mon. 4/18

Monday Apr. 18 is the date of this year’s annual Virginia Tech (VT) Memorial Blood Drive.

We spoke to the Donor Recruiter Manager for the Red Cross Lisa Wilt about the opportunity in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us the drive is almost full but she reminds us to check the website daily before the event to see if any appointments have reopened.

By using the zip code 22601 at redcrossblood.org you can check on appointment opportunities.

Lisa also reminds us that we need to be sure to cancel our appointments if you can’t make it.

Canceling the appointment opens the opportunity for someone else to give.

Lisa also tells us of the incentives to give at a blood drive if saving a life isn’t enough incentive.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the VT blood drive Mon. 4/18

Monday Apr. 18 is the date of this year’s annual Virginia Tech (VT) Memorial Blood Drive.

We spoke to the Donor Recruiter Manager for the Red Cross Lisa Wilt about the opportunity in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Lisa tells us the drive is almost full but she reminds us to check the website daily before the event to see if any appointments have reopened.

By using the zip code 22601 at redcrossblood.org you can check on appointment opportunities.

Lisa also reminds us that we need to be sure to cancel our appointments if you can’t make it.

Canceling the appointment opens the opportunity for someone else to give.

Lisa also tells us of the incentives to give at a blood drive if saving a life isn’t enough incentive.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is coming out of it’s blood crisis now that levels have reached a venerable stage.

Donations are still vital to keep levels up.

We spoke to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Manager Lisa Wilt about the current status of Red Cross in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us about how things are improving for the Red Cross.

She also tells us about one of the largest blood drives of the year.

That blood drive is Apr. 18 in honor of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There are still available appointments for that drive at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601.

When that drive fills up you can also find a drive close to your home by using your zip code at that same website.

Lisa also tells us about volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross as well.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

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