Red Cross Disaster Services Drive At WITN

The arm of the Red Cross that assists families after house fires and natural disasters collected monetary donations at WITN's Greenville Studio earlier this morning.

A table with Red Cross representatives was set up in front of the studio, making it convenient for people to drive up, get a free cup of coffee and doughnut, and make a donation to the Red Cross. This fundraiser is part of their ongoing Heroes Campaign.

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  • by Bertie Resident Location: Windsor on Mar 15, 2012 at 03:54 PM
    It is a shame folks have to slam a good NON GOVERNMENT funded group. They can only serve so many people at once. Some may not even know they work with a small underpaid staff that works 3 counties from Pitt to Bertie. With the tornados in Bertie they did a wonderful job not everyone got Red Cross service but most everybody was touched by many volunter and nonprofit groups and noone complained. And to this day three disasters later, the Baptist Men, Bertie Relief and Recovery, Red Cross, Samaritians Purse, and more are still working in many areas. None of which are mandated to go anywhere except Red Cross for fire related services to burn out survivors. Please be careful and be thankful we have folks who do serve, and might add one in the pic is paid one in this pic is not. But they both love serving the public, its not about the money its about the comapssion and heart all the above groups give
  • by hmmmm.... on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    I lost my house, car and all possessions in the tornado last April. My family was out of the country, so I was at a loss (at the time) as to who to call or what to even do. The Red Cross came and gave me two bottles of HOT water, said they couldn't help with my dogs, said there were no motels in the area with vacancies that they would assist paying for, and they weren't prepared yet for any emergency shelters, but they did take about 20 minutes to fill out a file on me. I would have loved a flashlight so i could see in the dark, or a pack of nabs, or even some ice for the hot water. Then they were gone. The Red Cross will NEVER get a dime of my money. If if they ask, I will tell this story again and again and again.....
  • by Bob on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    In 1985, the James River running through Buchanan, Virginia flooded and destroyed or damaged all of the houses along Lowe Street, including my grandmother's. She moved in with one of her daughters (my aunt). During the next two weeks, the townspeople, and families of the victims, rallied around and helped the town recover. The Salvation Army drove their trucks through the flooded-out area (several times), distributing clothing to those who had lost everything. The local volunteer fire department opened their station and set up a soup kitchen for residents and aid workers. The Virginia National Guard provided security for the damaged area. Trustees from the local prison helped with the clean up. The Red Cross? They were busy recording TV spots with the local media, asking for donations to their 800 number. Their "command post" was a safe five miles from the flooded area. Finally, after two weeks, the Red Cross stopped by my grandmother's house. Their help? A plastic bucket, two bottles of liquid detergent, and a scrub brush. Oh, yes, there was also a donation envelop in the bucket.
  • by mike Location: poopin on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:53 AM
    Hey its Meghan!
  • by EWE2 Location: Ayden on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:55 AM
    When my dad returned from WWII, as he departed the ship, Red Cross was right a pier side, selling cigarettes. On the pack was a sticker stating that they were donated. Further along the pier, the Salvation Army was giving packs of cigarettes away. On the pack was a sticker stating that they were donated. Upon being told that story, my donations have always gone to the Salvation Army. And I have heard several stories with the same theme.

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