Tippecanoe Valley High School To Host Community Blood Drive Sept. 15

AKRON — The Tippecanoe Valley High School student council and the American Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the high school gymnasium. The blood drive is open to anyone who meets the donor requirements outlined by … Read More

American Red Cross In Desperate Need Of Blood

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The American Red Cross is in emergency need of blood. The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals to donate blood or platelets as soon as possible. “Blood and platelet donations are being sent to hospitals faster than donations are coming … Read More


Smoke Detector Saves Life In Overnight Fire

SYRACUSE — A working smoke detector awakened the occupant at 706 North St., Syracuse, early today, Friday, May 12, saving his/her life. The unidentified occupant was however, treated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation. One dog and three cats did perish as a result of the fire. … Read More

Touch-A-Truck Event At Syracuse Community Center Saturday

SYRACUSE — Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department is hosting Touch-A-Truck from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at the Syracuse Community Center, North Long Drive. This hands-on event will provide kids with the opportunity to see, touch and explore their favorite big trucks, heavy equipment and emergency vehicles as well as interact with community support leaders who operate them.

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Statewide Tornado Drill March 21

INDIANAPOLIS — National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Broadcasters Association, American Red Cross and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems at 10:15 a.m. and 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. … Read More

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Grace To Host Red Cross Blood Drive

By AMANDA BANKS Director of Public Relations, Grace College WINONA LAKE — To help meet the demand for blood donations, Grace College and Seminary will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Gordon Recreation Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona … Read More

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Blood Drive To Be Part of Syracuse Safety Day April 30

SYRACUSE  — The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive as part of Kids Safety Day at the Syracuse Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can do so by calling (800)RED CROSS or by going to … Read More

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Indiana Observing Weather Safety This Week

NORTHERN INDIANA — March 20-26 is Indiana’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week and Kosciusko County Emergency Management wants to make sure local residents are ready when severe weather strikes. Earlier this month, March 1-7, the National Weather Service observed National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Statewide tornado drills are taking place throughout the day today, … Read More

March Is American Red Cross Month

WARSAW — Mayor Joe Thallemer started off the Warsaw Common Council meeting Monday, March 7, by reading a proclamation designating March 2016, as American Red Cross Month. The proclamation stated “It is a special time to recognize and thank our every day heroes.” Volunteers from The American Red … Read More

Red Cross In Dire Need Of Blood And Platelet Donations

FORT WAYNE — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1, has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter … Read More

Blood Donations Urgently Needed

NORTHERN INDIANA — The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative. Blood is needed to respond to emergencies large and small, across … Read More

Local Resident Volunteering To Help In Flint, Mich.

INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Harkness, Winona Lake, will be among Red Cross volunteers responding to Flint, Mich., for the water emergency. Harkness will be among several individuals driving an emergency response vehicle to help with water distribution. A total of 10 Red Cross volunteers are part of a team … Read More

Fire Deaths In Indiana Down In 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana has seen a decline in the number of deaths related to fires, a figure that dropped from 84 in 2014 down to 73 for 2015. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety is praising local first responders … Read More

Red Cross Reached Out To Help Those In Need

INDIANA REGION — In an unusually busy year, the American Red Cross helped hundreds of thousands of people impacted by disasters in 2015, both here at home and around the globe. Red Cross disaster workers responded to 176 large U.S. disasters — more than each of the past … Read More

Winter Weather Preparedness — Be Prepared For Winter

INDIANA — This has been Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The National Weather Service, with its partners in state and local government and the Red Cross, urge residents to be prepared for winter. It is each person’s responsibility to ensure to have plans and act safely when … Read More