Friday, March 15, 2013
Keli Hoyt-Rupert, of Milton, will run the 2013 B.A.A. Boston Marathon for Team Red Cross.
A Milton resident will run her second Boston Marathon while raising money for the American Red Cross. Keli Hoyt-Rupert, a Key Accounts Manager for ’47 Brand, represented Team Red Cross in 2010 in the Boston Marathon, but was sidelined last year due to an injury. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be running again with Team Red Cross and am looking forward to a healthy marathon in 2013,” she said. For more information or to support the cause, visit www.redcross.org.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hand washing is one of the ways to keep kids healthy.
The following information is from the Red Cross: Health officials are reporting widespread influenza outbreaks in 47 of 50 states, up from just a week ago. One age group hit particularly hard is children, and the American Red Cross has some steps parents can teach their kids to help them avoid getting sick. WASHING HANDS Kids have a way of picking up colds and other illnesses. Parents should teach children proper hand washing techniques and how to correctly cover coughs or sneezes. Wash hands withsoap and warm water. When using soap and water: If using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer: SAFETY STEPS The most important thing parents can do is get children six months of age or oldera flu vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A family of five was forced to leave their Milton home after a Sunday morning fire.
An unattended candle caused a fire in a single family Milton home early Sunday morning. American Red Cross volunteers responded to the scene to assist the family, which includes five people and two dogs. Around 4:50 a.m. on December 30, Massachusetts State Police dispatchers received a cell phone call reporting a fire at 435 Beale Street. The Quincy Fire Department responded to the scene. They were eventually met by Milton firefighters when it was realized the blaze was in Milton, according to Milton Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Mahoney. Mahoney said a Milton Fire investigator took over after the fire was knocked down. It was determined that a candle in a second flood bedroom caused the fire. The fire was mainly contained to the second flood, …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has compiled a list of fire safety recommendations for the holiday season.
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has provided the following holiday safety tips. Below, you'll find information about Christmas tree care as well as holiday lights, decorations and candles. Christmas Tree Care Holiday Lights and Decorations Holiday Candles
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Milton Fire Department quickly knocked down a kitchen fire on Sunday afternoon.
Four residents were displaced Sunday after a kitchen fire in a two-family condo on Cheever Street. The Milton Fire Department responded to 32 Cheever Street around 1:30 p.m. on September 9. The fire, which started in the kitchen located in the rear of one of the units, struck a second alarm. “We got quick notice and it was knocked down quickly,” said Deputy Chief Kevin Mahoney, who was on the scene. Mahoney said both units suffered smoke damage and the electrical was turned off in the building. The American Red Cross assisted all the residents involved. One adult and two children, one of which was an infant, were displaced from the condo with the fire. According to a release from the American Red Cross, volunteers provided, “emergency …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Blood donors will be given a variety of prizes for participating in Saturday's blood drive at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.
The American Red Cross and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton will hold a blood drive on Saturday, June 30, from 9 to 2 p.m. The blood drive is being held in the BID-Milton’s Nangeroni Center in an effort to increase the community’s blood supply. “Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and every pint donated could save up to three lives,” according to Laureane Marquez from BID-Milton. For their life-saving donation, each participant will receive several prizes. Donors will be given a free 24-pack of Nice! Spring Water from Walgreens, a movie pass and a Red Sox t-shirt. Interested donors are encouraged to set up an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or logging on to http://www.…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Blood donors, especially those with Type O negative blood, are asked to attend the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, June 30.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The supply of Type O negative blood continues to be at critical levels. The supply has been at critical levels for the past few weeks and has not recovered. With the difficult summer months approaching, we need your help to replenish the current supply and help prevent a further drop. Since Type O negative blood can be used for all patients in need, it is crucial that there is a sufficient supply. Make an appointment today, call 800-Red Cross (800-733-2767) or or log on to redcrossblood.org. BLOOD DRIVE Saturday June 30, 2012 Beth Israel Deaconess - Milton, 199 Reedsdale Road, Rt. 28 9am - 2pm Extra Promotion especially for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Milton Donors: Showcase Cinema Movie Pass as well as Walgreens Water and Red Sox t…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Joyce Gallagher Sullivan was recently named the Director of Institutional Giving and Development Operations at the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts.
Milton resident Joyce Gallagher Sullivan was recently appointed as the Director of Institutional Giving and Development Operations at the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. Gallagher Sullivan will be tasked with fundraising almost $2 million to support various Red Cross initiatives, annually. She has served as the interim director since January 2012. The 25-year Milton resident recently spoke with Milton Patch about the her background, the job and future goals. How long have you lived in Milton? Our family has lived in Milton for 25 years. My husband Gene and I have two daughters, ages 21 and 30. Please share a little of your professional background that led you to this new position. I began my career in the Public Affairs …