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October 27, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- On the day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School decided they had to do something to help. So with the help of teachers, parents and staff, students started collecting their dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies to raise funds for the American Red Cross. And the pennies have added up. Students donated their snack money and did odd jobs around the house for loose change, and they have managed to collect $2,414.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Lolita Harper MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT -- Senior citizens are typically hardest hit by the flu because of an aged and weakened immune system and should get vaccinated, according to the American Red Cross. Official flu season is from January to March, but people are encouraged to get vaccinated early because the vaccine takes two weeks to take effect, said Lourdes del Rio-Valdes of the American Red Cross. Centers for Disease Control expect the A-Panama, A-New Calendonia and B-Yamanashi strains to be most common in the upcoming flu season.
NEWS
August 26, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Southern California's Group O blood supply, which includes O+ and O- red blood cells, is critically low, the American Red Cross announced. Hospitals are in urgent need of the blood supply since surgeries and patients' health are threatened by the low supply. The Red Cross has indicated that the blood will only be released for trauma and emergency cases. Community members are urged to donate blood by contacting Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
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June 10, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- The American Red Cross AmeriCorps-National Rapid Response Corps is looking to expand its membership. Adults 18 to 27 are encouraged to join. The NRRC is the chief young adult disaster corps in the nation, helping out after local and national catastrophes. Members also administer health and safety preparedness education to local communities. The stint is 10 months and candidates must have at least one year of volunteer experience and be available for assignments lasting 21 days.
NEWS
December 22, 2007
? PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Volunteers are needed at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center to assist in the emergency, marketing and foundation departments, and with customer service at the information desk. Volunteers must be older than 18. For more information, call the volunteer office at (818) 847-3501. ? BURBANK FIRE DEPARTMENT Dedicated volunteers are needed to perform a wide range of tasks within the Disaster Services Division of the Burbank Fire Department.
NEWS
October 17, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Bret Harte Associated Student Body members helped raise more than $1,400 to aid disaster relief efforts on the East Coast. The students also collected teddy bears that will be sent to children of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Special collection cans were placed around the school for one week, and all funds raised were given to the American Red Cross. "We had students come out and ask how they could help.
NEWS
September 19, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- The Media City Center of Burbank announced last week that it will serve as a donation and collection site for the American Red Cross, which will assist those who have been affected by the nation's recent tragedies. Residents are encouraged to make cash or check donations to help relief and recovery efforts in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Checks can be made payable to the American Red Cross, and all donations will be sent to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
NEWS
March 13, 2002
Laura Sturza MAGNOLIA PARK -- The American Red Cross will offer a CPR workshop that will teach techniques and skills to help save the life of an adult or child. For a donation of $10, people can become certified for one year, which can be applied to California teaching credential and continuing education credits. Two sessions are offered at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 23 at John Burroughs High School, 1920 Clark Ave. Early arrival of 30 minutes before the start of each class is suggested.
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February 14, 2012
The sixth annual Battle of the Badges took place Tuesday, an opportunity for all badge-carrying personnel and their friends and family to help the community by participating in a friendly competition to see which department can donate the most blood, organizers said. Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen said more than 30 people made appointments to donate. An estimated 35 pints of blood were donated through Tuesday afternoon. The final count will be available Wednesday. The event is sponsored by the American Red Cross and Burbank police and firefighters.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
The Burbank police and fire departments, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, are hosting a blood drive this month. Donors can register online or just show up to the Feb. 18 drive, which will be held in the community room of the Community Services Building, located at 150 N. Third St. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. To register online, visit www.redcrossblood.org, and enter the sponsor code: “badgesocal.” ...
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Dozens of city employees and local residents donated blood Tuesday at a drive hosted by the Burbank Police Department and the American Red Cross. The nonprofit collected more than 40 pints of blood from 38 donors at the "Battle of the Badges" drive, which includes a friendly competition among regional police and fire departments. Winter storms on the East Coast, which have prevented the Red Cross from hosting blood drives there, have contributed to a blood shortage for the organization, said 18-year Red Cross technician Manny Aquino.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
The Burbank police and fire departments, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, are hosting a blood drive this month. Donors can register online or just show up to the Feb. 18 drive, which will be held in the community room of the Community Services Building, located at 150 N. Third St. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. To register online, visit www.redcrossblood.org, and enter the sponsor code: “badgesocal.” ...
THE818NOW
February 14, 2012
The sixth annual Battle of the Badges took place Tuesday, an opportunity for all badge-carrying personnel and their friends and family to help the community by participating in a friendly competition to see which department can donate the most blood, organizers said. Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen said more than 30 people made appointments to donate. An estimated 35 pints of blood were donated through Tuesday afternoon. The final count will be available Wednesday. The event is sponsored by the American Red Cross and Burbank police and firefighters.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Melonie Magruder | November 4, 2009
If you don’t want to be rendered the center of attention at a stand-up comedy performance, don’t sit ringside, and don’t admit you’ve been married 50 years. One septuagenarian couple amiably found themselves setting the tone for the evening of sharp, PG-13-rated humor Sunday at Fritz Coleman’s 18th annual Comedy Night at the Glendale Centre Theatre. The event benefited the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ron Farina, executive director of the Red Cross chapter, opened the performance, reminding the audience that the Red Cross had some not-so-funny responsibilities in August and September, maintaining shelters and evacuation centers during the Station fire.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2009
AMERICAN RED CROSS Volunteers are needed for the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, to work the front desk at the Red Cross Service center, 1001 W. Magnolia Blvd. The task requires excellent phone etiquette, customer service skills, typing skills and consistent daytime availability. Call (818) 376-1724. ? AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for many varied and interesting duties. Join the fun and feel rewarded.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | August 13, 2008
BURBANK — The magnitude 5.4 earthquake that jolted Southern California on July 29 did little damage to the region’s homes and infrastructure, but it was enough for Janelle Williams to realize she was unprepared for the Big One. Williams was one of about three dozen curious onlookers and shoppers at Burbank’s Home Depot on Saturday attending an earthquake-preparedness seminar organized by the home improvement store and the Burbank...
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