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Late-night apartment fire displaces Portage residents

PORTAGE | Fire officials are investigating a fire that damaged at least four apartments Wednesday night in the 5900 block of Wonderland Place. 

March 26, 2014 9:16 pm

Fire Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday in Hammond

HAMMOND | The American Red Cross will host a Fire Safety Fair on Saturday at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.

March 24, 2014 12:05 am

Blood drive set for Saturday in memory of Heather Vassil

HOBART | A blood drive in memory of Hobart resident Heather Vassil is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Bridget Church gymnasium, 107 Main St.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Chavez’s life-saving actions were recently recognized by the American Red Cross, which presented him with the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder.

March 11, 2014 1:36 pm

American Red Cross Month encourages blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | For 133 years, the American Red Cross has helped individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. And each spring since 1942, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President acknowledges the American Red Cross and encourages volunteerism by issuin…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Youth programs help build a new generation of blood donors

MERRILLVILLE | When young people, from elementary school through college, become involved with American Red Cross blood drives, they learn the importance and need to help save lives through blood donations. For many, it’s an experience that can shape adult behavior.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Red Cross blood drive to be held in memory of toddler

MERRILLVILLE | An American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Adler Shelbourne will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Field House Concourse at Griffith High School, 600 N. Wiggs St., Griffith.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

Have a heart. Donate blood

Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am

Severe weather impacts Red Cross blood collections

PORTER COUNTY | As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.

January 11, 2014 5:38 pm
Official: Inspection might have prevented tragic Hammond fire

Official: Inspection might have prevented tragic Hammond fire

HAMMOND | Had city officials been given an opportunity to inspect the rental house at 644 Sibley St. prior to the fatal fire Wednesday night, the residence likely would have been declared uninhabitable.

January 10, 2014 9:36 pm Photos


Make regular blood donations a New Year’s resolution

MERRILLVILLE | With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
13 residents displaced by East Chicago apartment fire

13 residents displaced by East Chicago apartment fire

EAST CHICAGO | The American Red Cross found shelter for 13 residents of an apartment building in East Chicago after a fire there Saturday afternoon.

December 28, 2013 8:30 pm Photos


American Red Cross schedules blood drive at Radisson Hotel

MERRILLVILLE | An American Red Cross blood drive is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Celebrity West, 800 E. 81st Ave.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am

Area blood drives planned

PORTER COUNTY | The American Red Cross offers the following blood drives this holiday season.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Red Cross changes hours for blood drive Saturday in Lowell

LOWELL | The hours have been changed for an American Red Cross blood drive scheduled Saturday at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am

Red Cross urges winter blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | The holidays bring families and friends together to share and celebrate.

November 30, 2013 12:05 am

Hammond family heating home with stove relocated after minor fire

HAMMOND | Fire officials and the American Red Cross relocated a Hammond family after the stove they were using to heat their home caused a fire Friday.

November 15, 2013 7:22 am

American Red Cross seeks blood donors to help meet holiday need

MERRILLVILLE | Honor a uniquely American holiday by giving something that’s uniquely you.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Drag out bucket list, confront your fears

YOUNG VOICES: Drag out bucket list, confront your fears

I was having a hard time thinking about what to write about for my last Young Voices column. Was there any last piece of advice or information I could share that would be meaningful for the audience? I found myself pondering this recently as I sat at a blood drive having my blood drawn.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am

Allstate Insurance to sponsor C.P. blood drive on Monday

CROWN POINT | Allstate Insurance Co. is sponsoring a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

September 22, 2013 12:05 am
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