American Red Cross Receives Donation

March 4, 2014
American Red Cross

Sons and Daughters of Italy raise funds and donate to the community.

March 01, 2014

Tom Livingston, long-time volunteer and board member with the North Central PA chapter of the American Red Cross, accepted a check for $500.00 on their behalf on Saturday evening March 1st at the Sons and Daughters of Italy. Kathy Tripp, a trustee for the Renovo club made the presentation. The club has raised a total of $20,000 and donated it to Renovo non-profit organizations.  Livingston said the money would be used for local disaster services.  

Officials at the Red Cross are concerned over the recent uptick in the numbers of house fires to which they have responded this winter. “The numbers are high and people are really feeling it with the cold weather this year.” said Steve Leauber, Disaster Services Manager for the region. As a result of this concern Leauber is partnering with local fire departments to deliver smoke detectors and printed information to residents in the most rural areas of Red Cross’ service region. “We’ll be up in Tioga County on March 11th to deliver information and detectors.” He added.  The Red Cross is urging people to tests their detectors, to make and practice a fire safety plan, and to discuss where families will meet one another outside, upon escaping a burning home. “We really cannot stress more, how important it is to talk about home fire safety concerns with your kids and to check on elderly neighbors once in a while. We’re all in this together.” said Leauber. Volunteers from the American Red Cross try to respond to every house fire, to assist families with food, clothing and a place to stay. For more information about donating to the Red Cross or to assist as a volunteer please call (570)326-9131