News Maker Shawn Smith of SOL on a Firefighters Benefit

The Sons of Liberty (SOL) Band is organizing a benefit show for our firefighters and first responders who battled the fires of March 20.

We spoke to SOL’s band member Shawn Smith about the Fire in the Valley event in our latest news maker.

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Shawn tells us the where and when we should be at the Backseat Events Center.

He also tells us that all the funds raised at the event will go to the American Red Cross and then to those who were affected by the fires.

Shawn also gives us a tease of some of the great local bands that will be a part of this great event.

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Renewed partnership

Warren County Fire and Rescue Logo. Used by permission by Warren County Deputy Director of Emergency Services Brian Foley

Warren County Fire and Rescue and the American Red Cross is holding a 10-Day Challenge, Sound the Alarm and Save a Life.

Firefighters will be visiting homes April 14-April 20th to provide
free smoke alarm inspections and installations as part of their renewed partnership.

If you would like help installing an alarm or have one that needs inspected, please call 540-636-3830.

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Test your smoke alarms

The American Red Cross reminds you to check your smoke alarms.

Most people don’t realize you have only two minutes to escape a home fire.

The nation’s most frequent disaster takes an average of 7 people a day, mostly children and the elderly. 

Having a smoke alarm cuts that risk almost in half.

Also, if your smoke alarm is more than ten years old, replace it.

Sensors become less sensitive over time. 

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Honor Our Vets Blood Drive by Gore’s Meats

Friday Nov 10th at West Oaks Farm Market in Winchester, give blood and get a Gore’s Meats breakfast or lunch! Local Military Veterans welcome- our community says THANK YOU with food and by passing on the gift of life! To donate make an appointment at redcrossblood.org code: VetDrive23

Drive runs from 9am-3pm at West Oaks Farm Market, 4305 Middle Road, Winchester. This event is sponsored by Gore’s Meats, West Oaks Farm Market, Navy Federal, American Red Cross & Honor Flight Top of Virginia. For more information check out Gore’s Meats on Facebook or GoresMeats.com

National blood shortage

The American Red Cross is requesting your help.

Blood donations are needed now of all blood types.

The Red Cross has responded to more requests than ever this year and donations are low.

They need to collect 10,000 additional blood products this month to help the blood bank rebound.

Book your appointment today at redcross.org because seasons may change, but the need doesn’t.

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Am. Red Cross reports an even higher need for blood donors

battle of the badges blood drive

The American Red Cross reports by email an even lower than expected blood supply and puts out an urgent request for blood donors.

To help with the effort Gore’s Meats will be hosting their second annual Beef Up the Blood Supply blood drive August 11.

The blood drive will be held at the Stephen’s City Fire Department from Noon to 6 p.m.

The American Red Cross is asking that we show the Power of the Valley by way of donations.

Gore’s Meats once again this year is offering hamburgers for the event just as they did last year for donors.

The Red Cross is making it easier for everyone to donate blood as well.

Just as they did not too many years ago those with tattoos and piercings are now eligible to give, provided the argumentation is at least 3 months old.

And now as of  August 7, newer donor guidelines have been established that eliminate questions based on sexual orientation.

These changes now allow an all-inclusive opportunity to give blood.

As of the last report only half of the appointments at the August 11 blood drive are filled.

Donations are desperately needed, and the blood supply can be bolstered  with the power of the valley.

If you can give please make an appointment here using the zip code 22655.

Make that donation August 11 and get a great burger and Route 11 chips with other chances to win.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Battle of the Badges

The annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is Friday July 14 from 10 until 5 with open appointments available.

We spoke with Red Cross Doner Recruiter Lisa Wilt about the event in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us that this friendly competition or battle is between Frederick County Fire and Rescue and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (listed alphabetically).

The competitor who garners the most points wins the impressive trophy from the American Red Cross.

Lisa tells us how it works and how you can be a part of the battle.

She also tells us you can make the appointment to save lives here.

If the July 14 time isn’t convenient for you use your zip code here to set an appointment for a donation time and place that is better for you.

This time of year there is a critical need for donors to give blood.

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American Red Cross Blood Drives

battle of the badges blood drive

This holiday season give the gift of life!

There are several blood drives available to sign up for click below and enter your zip code.

Donate Blood, Platelets or Plasma. Give Life | Red Cross Blood

December 14th from 1-6 at the United Methodist Church.

1 W Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630 where The River 95.3 will be broadcasting live from 1-3.

December 19th from noon – 5:30 at The Virginia Hills Church

737 Rockland Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630.

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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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