John Allen Shares Why He is Supporting the Red Cross!

2010 is coming to a close and as we look back, your local American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter has had an extremely busy month and we need your support more than even.

From November 15-December 23 the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter has responded to 17 incidences helping a total of 79 people with their immediate emergency needs. We have also provided food, water, coffee and snacks to 435 emergency workers at multiply incidences within the community.

State Farm Agent, John Allen, knows first hand just how important to Red Cross is in times of disaster. “With my experience as a State Farm agent, I unfortunately see a lot of people that need help recovering from disasters like home and apartment fires.  The Red Cross has been a great resource for people in their time of need after these and other disasters.  I am glad to personally support the Red Cross and to see State Farm support such a worthwhile cause.”

Hear John talk first hand on why he is supporting the Red Cross and check out his progress on the dance floor with his partner Taylor Watry.

Like what you see? Vote for John at http://www.arclakeland.org/

These Guys Can Dance

We have seen the ladies, now let’s check out the guys who will be competing for the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy at the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Like what you see? Vote for your favorite at www.arclakeland.org

Vote for my Mommy, Aymee Balison Please!

Did you know that the American Red Cross has a Pet First Aid Class? Don’t forget about us dogs and cats. By being trained you can help save our life too. This is just one of the many lifesaving courses that are offered by the American Red Cross Health and Safety Department.

By voting for my Mom, you are helping to provide the needed funds to educate our community on how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Want to learn more about the Dog and Cat First Aid Course? Call the Health and Safety Department at 920-227-4290.

Dog & Cat Aid – 4 Hours
Course Content: Designed to protect both the pet owner and the pet as well as the pet caretakers and their pet clients (dogs and cats) from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective actions and care that will safeguard the life of an injured pet. The course is taught by a licensed veterinarian.
 
Participants should indicate if they want the dog first aid booklet/DVD or the cat first aid booklet/DVD.

The Magnificent Murphy Perfecting his Waltz

Hello Northeast Wisconsin! Your favorite on-air personality Murphy in the Morning, Morning show host 101 WIXX, is putting his two feet to work (instead of his mouth) for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross.

Check out the latest video of Murphy working on his Waltz. This will be one of the two dances Murphy will be performing at the Saturday, February 26 event at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Three Clans Complex, in Green Bay.

Want to show your support! All you have to do is VOTE (donate).

Simply click on the link: www.arclakeland.org

 How your support helps right here in Northeast WI:

  • $25:  Food for a family of four for one day in a shelter
  • $52: 1 week of food for 1 person
  • $130: Emergency clothing and shoes for 1 adult
  • $294: 6 days of emergency lodging at an area hotel
  • $650: 1 dialysis client gets to treatment three times per week for a year due to our Transportation Services 

State Farm Joins Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross as a Sponsorship Partner

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter is excited to announce State Farm as an additional sponsorship partner for the Dancing with the Stars fundraising event on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

 “We are very grateful to State Farm for their sponsorship of our Dancing with the Stars event,” said Steve Maricque, Lakeland Chapter Executive Director.  “It is a fun community event that provides valuable resources for us to have available to respond when needed.” 

State Farm is not only a new sponsor this year, but State Farm Agent, John Allen is one of our ten local “star” dancers. “We appreciate John Allen’s dance skills and willingness to be involved in helping make a difference in his community,” said Maricque.

“I was thrilled that State Farm once again supported another great cause in our community,” said State Farm Agent John Allen. “With my experience as a State Farm agent, I unfortunately see a lot of people that need help recovering from disasters like home and apartment fires.  The Red Cross has been a great resource for people in their time of need after these and other disasters.  I am glad to personally support the Red Cross and to see State Farm support such a worthwhile cause.”

Additional sponsors of Dancing with the Stars include Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Evans Race & Van Dreel, CPAS and our media partners WBAY-TV2 and WIXX.

If you would like more information on this event or to “vote” (dontate) in support of John please go to www.arclakeland.org 

Check out his moves:

Brad Toll Debut’s his Cha Cha at Annual Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Holiday Reception

Janet Gollnick, Owner DanceSport of Green Bay and Brad Toll

Wednesday, December 1 was the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Holiday Reception at Tundra Resort and Conference Center.  It was a beautiful party with a fabulous spread of delicious cuisine, fine local spirits and delightful treats.  It was attended by many government and community leaders.  Brad Toll, President and CEO, told the crowd that the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau was supporting the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter as their charity this season! He talked about the humanitarian services the Red Cross provides including disaster relief, blood collection, service to our armed forces, healthy and safety instruction and transportation for 60+ and individuals with disabilities. 

He then announced that he was even dancing for this good cause in the annual Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross.  Just as Brad was saying, “Too bad there is no music”, the music came on and Janet Gollnick, owner of DanceSport of Green Bay, did a great impromptu cha cha with Brad to great applause. Our great volunteer, Barbara Vanden Langenberg brought a DWTS ballot box around and people could vote with their cash. 

Thank you to our star, Brad, DWTS co-chair Dawn Watry, DanceSport dancer extraordinare Janet Gollnick, Barb VandenLangenberg, the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, and all attendees for all of their support for our Dancing with the Stars event, and for the vital mission of the American Red Cross.