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  • Red Cross Disaster Volunteers Help Montana Families Following Home Fires

    MATT OSCHSNER, American Red Cross of Montana|Apr 17, 2024

    Since March 1, Montana Red Cross volunteers have responded to 11 home fires, helping 27 people with their most immediate needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and emotional support. Those responses included Great Falls, Kalispell, Bonner, Missoula, Big Sky, Billings, and Box Elder home fires. So far in 2024, the Red Cross has responded to nearly 50 fires across the state and provided aid to 140 families. During and after these events, disaster response teams work with a network of partners, including fire departments and community groups, to...

  • Give Thanks and Give Back: Help Patients Relying on Blood Transfusions Throughout the Holidays

    MATT OSCHSNER, American Red Cross|Nov 22, 2023

    As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to give thanks and give back by making a plan to give blood in the coming weeks. This time of year is traditionally hard on the nation’s blood supply. Seasonal illness, winter weather, and holiday celebrations often lead to lower appointment numbers and decreased donor turnout, making it hard to keep up with the demand for blood products. When they give now, donors can ensure patients have access to lifesaving blood through the end of t...

  • Give Blood for Chance at Year's Supply of Gas

    MATT OSCHSNER, American Red Cross|Aug 10, 2022

    Did you know about 62 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood? But, only about 3 percent does. By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross in August, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from falling to shortage levels. As a thank-you, all who come to give Aug. 1-31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. There will be three lucky winners. Everyone who comes to give blood in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.* Donor...

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