Furever Friday – Meet Kevin

Kevin loves lounging on the bed in the living room here at the shelter but he’d much rather be cuddling with you on your bed in his furever home. Kevin has been at the shelter for 390 days and is still just as happy, goofy, playful and loving as the first day he got here. He doesn’t know why he’s here but he has made the best of it. We love him for that. We know you would too. He is about 9 years old and a lab mix. Apply today on our website or give us a call at 540-635-4734 for more information.

 

 

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting a 20 percent drop in the blood supply.

We spoke to American Red Cross Account Manager II Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker segment.

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Lisa tells us that the 20 percent drop is typical for this time of year.

She also tells how we can help in the situation.

Lisa also gives us some insight on donating blood.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

If you can make an appointment to donate blood at redcrossblood.org using your zip code to give at a time that is convenient for you at a location near you.

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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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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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American Red Cross begins testing for COVID antibodies

The American Red Cross announced that they are now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies.

Results may indicate an antibody response after a COVID-19 vaccine or possible past exposure to the Coronavirus.

The test may identify donations with antibody levels necessary to potentially help current COVID-19 patients.

The antibodies could help fight the virus.

The antibodies could especially help those with a weakened immune system.

Donors are needed and the test will be provided when you donate.

The results of the antibody test will be delivered within three to four days.

You can make an appointment to donate at redcrossblood.org using your zip code for a drive near you.

You can also set an appointment by calling 1-800- red-cross.

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News Maker Eric Anderson on helping Am. Red Cross

The American Red Cross continues to struggle with the national blood shortage crisis.

We spoke with the former Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the Greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker segment.

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Eric explains ways we can help the Red Cross.

He also explains how easy it is to donate blood to help alleviate the issue.

Eric tells us that to continue to set those appointments to give is still one of the best ways to help.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

As always appointments for a drive near you can be made at redcrossblood.org using your zip code.

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News Maker Eric Anderson of the Am. Red Cross

As we know the American Red Cross continues to struggle with blood shortage, staffing and pandemic issues.

Every week we check in with the Red Cross to find out how we can help and how they are progressing with the issues.

Today we are talking with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker.

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There is good news from Eric.

He tells us that the Red Cross is making progress in these struggles.

It is all basically thanks to everyone who donates at any and all the blood drives.

Eric also tells us they are recovering from the staffing issue.

Eric also tells us how much easier it is for us to give blood.

Giving blood is the best way for us to help.

You can make an appointment to give right now at redcrossblood.org using your zip code you’ll find a drive near you.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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News Maker Eric Anderson on how Red Cross is progressing

The American Red Cross is asking for patience as they  continue to struggle with donations and staffing issues.

We spoke again this week with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker.

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Eric tells us of the difficulties the Red Cross has faced with the pandemic, drive cancellations and staff shortages.

He also tells us that some progress is being made but it is a slow processes.

Eric tells us the best way for us to help is to keep making those donation appointments at redcrossblood.org.

Making an appointment using your zip code will help you find a blood drive near you.

Eric also tells us how useful that website is in finding other donation opportunities.

Eric also tells us about a 72 year old first time donor who wishes she had given years before.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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News Maker Eric Anderson on Red Cross blood crisis

The American Red Cross continues to urge donors to make appointments for blood donations.

We spoke with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the Greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson about the blood crisis  in our latest news maker.

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

Eric explains the shortage as well as the breakdown of what is needed.

Eric also tells us how we can help.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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