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February 13, 2020

Partner Spotlight: American Red Cross

Gina Covelli, Director of Community Impact speaks with Tom Nimsgern, Disaster Program Specialist from the American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin at a local blood drive.

United Way currently invests in the following program for American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin:

  • Disaster Services

The Disaster Services program has three areas they focus on - preparedness, response and recovery.

Preparedness: To educate people about how to prevent home fires and other disasters, the Red Cross educates families and youth on fire safety through the Pillowcase Project and in-home smoke alarm visits.

Response: The Red Cross meets one-on-one with disaster survivors and provides financial assistance, shelter, food, health services and mental health services at no cost to the recipients.

Recovery: Within 21 days, families and individuals have access to recovery resources such as mental health services, providing referrals to help meet longer-term needs, advocating on behalf of clients to overcome obstacles to self-sufficiency and issuing additional financial assistance.

Following a disaster, trained Red Cross caseworkers work diligently to address the needs and help victims towards long term recovery. Volunteers carry out 90% of this humanitarian work. None of this would be possible without the support of community members volunteering their time to be with neighbors in a time of need. If you are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross call: 1 800 RED CROSS ( 1-800-733-2767).

For more news from American Red Cross of Wisconsin follow them on Facebook @wisconsinredcross.

Thank You, Tom and the Red Cross team for all the work you do for our community!

American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin
Mission: To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Contact Information:
2131 Deckner Ave. Green Bay, WI 54308
(888) 231-3590

To learn more, visit the local Red Cross website: www.redcross.org/local/wisconsin/about-us/locations/northeast-chapter.html

Click here to watch the last Partner Spotlight featuring Lutheran Social Services.

Contact us by emailing info@uwofsc.org or calling 920-458-3425 for more information on how your donation makes a difference in Sheboygan County!

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