Give Blood With The Red Cross During National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients.  Nearly 2.8 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them.  Bill Parr has been donating blood for more than 30 years. “I think it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do, knowing that such a simple act can have such a positive impact on another human being in a time of need,” he said.  Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.  Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Upcoming St. Clair County blood drives include: Port Huron 4/5/2017: 7:15 a.m.1 p.m., Lake Huron Medical Center, 2601 Electric Ave -and 4/13/2017: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie Street  4/6/2017: 2 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Our Lady of Mt Carmel Hall, 10828 Brandon Road in Emmett Township

 

 

 

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Lake Huron Medical Center To Take Part In Mock Diasaster

More than 100 volunteers, hospital employees and local emergency responders will take part in a mock disaster drill on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Lake Huron Medical Center. The drill will test the preparedness and response of local, regional and state agencies should a real crisis occur. The event staged by Lake Huron Medical Center’s…

Lake Huron Medical Center To Take Part In Mock Diasaster

More than 100 volunteers, hospital employees and local emergency responders will take part in a mock disaster drill on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Lake Huron Medical Center. The drill will test the preparedness and response of local, regional and state agencies should a real crisis occur. The event staged by Lake Huron Medical Center’s Director of Emergency Services/Trauma Services, Betty Falecki, will focus on response plans for an actual disaster which would trigger a sudden surge of patients, media, concerned community members and the “worried well” to the hospital. The full scale mass-casualty drill is being conducted in collaboration with multiple partner agencies including Lake Huron Medical Center, Marysville Police and Fire Departments, Port Huron Police and Fire Departments, Tri Hospital EMS, Richmond Lenox EMS, US Border Patrol, and St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “The goal of this exercise is to enhance working relationships and collaboration between the agencies and organizations involved,” Falecki said. “It’s a mock exercise, but it’s also a very real test of our ability to respond to an actual disaster. We appreciate the cooperation of everyone involved.” The scenario for the practice event is a simulated bombing during a public event with unconfirmed allegation of terrorist responsibility. Organizers caution the event is a significant exercise and the local community can expect to see emergency responders at Lake Huron Medical Center looking and acting as if it were a true disaster. Normal hospital Emergency Department operations and patient care will not be affected by the drill in any way. While hospitals are required by the Joint Commission to have disaster response plans in place and conduct periodic drills for improvement and training purposes, Lake Huron Medical Center takes the healthcare safety of the community very seriously and is devoted to providing the highest quality care available in the Blue Water Area. For more information on the programs and events at Lake Huron Medical Center, please visit www.mylakehuron.com.

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Ten Top Places In Michigan Most Likely To Have Vehicles With Unfixed Recalls

More than 1.8 million vehicles on Michigan roads have unfixed safety recalls, according to annual research on auto recalls from Carfax. That’s an alarming 21 percent increase from 2016. Now, better than one out of every five vehicles in the state is affected.  Carfax has identified ten places in Michigan where people are most likely…

Ten Top Places In Michigan Most Likely To Have Vehicles With Unfixed Recalls

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More than 1.8 million vehicles on Michigan roads have unfixed safety recalls, according to annual research on auto recalls from Carfax. That’s an alarming 21 percent increase from 2016. Now, better than one out of every five vehicles in the state is affected.  Carfax has identified ten places in Michigan where people are most likely to have a car with unfixed recalls:  These include Detroit, Southfield, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren, Ann Arbor, Muskegon, Lansing and Saginaw.  For an interactive recall may for all 50 states, and helpful tips about recalled vehicles, log on to www.carfax.com/recall.  Reports say one reason for the surge in unfixed recalls is that people often are unaware their vehicle has been recalled. To help, Carfax offers a free website and mobile app service called myCarfax.com. Users enter their license plate or VIN to see current open recalls, and get alerts from myCarfax on their mobile device for up to five vehicles when new recalls are issued for them.

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Art Van – Ladies Night Out – HUGE Success!

Over 500 ladies took part in the Art Van Ladies Night out, Sunday, March 26 at the Art Van store in Port Huron Township.  Organizers say it was a huge success as women got head to the store from 6 to 9 p.m., shop, receive pampering, win prizes and do crafts.  The whole idea of…

Art Van – Ladies Night Out – HUGE Success!

Over 500 ladies took part in the Art Van Ladies Night out, Sunday, March 26 at the Art Van store in Port Huron Township.  Organizers say it was a huge success as women got head to the store from 6 to 9 p.m., shop, receive pampering, win prizes and do crafts.  The whole idea of Ladies Night Out, is to get women of all ages together, to enjoy a fun night that is designed specifically for them, browse through the store, and visit with a variety of vendors who had products geared toward women.  Chef Shell’s provided dinner and dessert.  Andy from Wolverine Market in Port Huron provided soft drinks and adult beverages.  Coughlin Jewelers donated a diamond ring that was won by one lucky attendee.  Twenty-eight vendors, visited with, pampered, and entertained the huge crowd at this free event.  WGRT took part in the festivities, as Ultimate Sounds DJ Service entertained and provided music for the evening.

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United Way Great Lakes Freighter Trip Raffle

If you have always wanted to experience the life aboard a Great Lakes Freighter don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket from the United Way of St. Clair County.  According to Doug Dolph, Executive Director of the local United Way, the tickets for the trip are only $10 (US). Two tickets will be…

United Way Great Lakes Freighter Trip Raffle

If you have always wanted to experience the life aboard a Great Lakes Freighter don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket from the United Way of St. Clair County.  According to Doug Dolph, Executive Director of the local United Way, the tickets for the trip are only $10 (US). Two tickets will be drawn, for two adults each, for a five-day cruise on one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes. The drawing will be held on Thursday, April 27 for the trip this summer. The trip will occur during the summer of 2017.  The food, the relaxation, and the gorgeous views from the decks of a working freighter are unbelievable.  Former Freighter Trip Raffle Winner, Linda Marthen, of Marysville, raved about her trip in 2014.  “The trip was a thrill a minute and the highlight of my life.  The staff, accommodations and food were outstanding!  We have always bought tickets and never thought we would win.  I’ve told everyone that they need to buy tickets for a chance to win the amazing experience”. For more information about the raffle or tickets, please contact the United Way office, telephone: (810) 985-8169 or visithttp://www.uwstclair.org/2017-freighter-trip-raffle.

 

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