Blood donations in May and June were at the lowest level the Red Cross has seen in more than a decade, but demand for blood products remained steady.
It’s been exactly two weeks since tornadoes tore through central and western Massachusetts. Relief efforts are nowhere near done.
The Red Cross says it has raised about $1 million already to help the victims of the tornadoes earlier this month in western and central Massachusetts, but there is still more work to be done.
For those impacted by the recent deadly tornados in western and central Massachusetts, the Red Cross has set up a distribution site for this weekend. They also have mobile teams going door to door.
I see the latest “text $10 offer” to the Red Cross. In this case, it’s a very worthwhile relief fund for the Springfield area. My inquiry: What percent of this $10 goes directly to relief efforts to those affected? And how much goes to Red Cross administrative costs? I hear Red Cross isn’t an “efficient” charity. Can you clarify? – Richard, Watertown
Two Bruins fans have donated prize money they won at Game 3 to a very worthy cause.
The Boston Fire Department is crediting working smoke detectors with getting more than two dozen people out of their apartment buildings in Mattapan Friday morning when a three-alarm fire started.
It’s a tedious and time consuming process. But 24-year-old Eric Heins spends hours and hours everyday making handmade little leather bracelets.
Eric Heins is working overtime in his Brighton apartment to fill all the orders he’s getting for his bracelets that he’s making and selling to raise funds for Japan.
The need for blood donations in Massachusetts is at a critical level the Red Cross says.