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Nominate Your Hero!

 The Northwest Territory Chapter of the American Red Cross, in conjunction with TheVincennes Sun Commercial, WFML 96.7, and Cinergy MetroNet, is proud to host its first annual “Saluting Everyday Heroes” celebration Thursday, May 19, 2011.

At the American Red Cross, we believe that everyday people who do extraordinary things are the real “everyday heroes.” They’re not super heroes or super-human. They’re our neighbors, our friends, our family and our co-workers – people who amaze and  inspire us by putting others first. 

Do you know an everyday hero, someone who embodies the core values of the American Red Cross, a Hero of Knox County? Then, let us know.

For more information about nominating someone or attending the event visit this link: http://www.heroesofknoxcounty.org/

 Support a hero by nominating your “everday hero” today.

ONWT Chapter closes out the year

The following is a list of services provided by the ONWT Chapter during December 2010.

Disaster Services: 11 Cases, 4 Knox, 2 Daviess, 2 Lawrence, 2 Crawford, 1 Richland– 53 People Assisted

Armed Forces Emergency Services: 7 Cases – 1 Knox, 1 Daviess, 3 Pike, 2 Crawford

Hospital Volunteers: 488.5 Hours

Health & Safety Services:

  • Knox: 20 CPR/1st Aid Courses, 266 Certificates, 2 BBP Courses, 5 Certificates
  • Daviess: 10 CPR/1st Aid Courses, 144 Certificates, 2 BBP Courses, 11 Certificates
  • Lawrence: 2 CPR/1st Aid Courses, 14 Certificates
  • Pike: 1 CPR/1st Aid Course, 29 Certificates, 1 Aquatics Course, 74 Certificates
  • Crawford: 5 CPR/1st Aid Courses, 29 Certificates
  • Richland: No Activity Reported

Blood Drives:

Knox County

  • Vincennes University  (64 units)
  • Vincennes University  (69 units)
  • First Christian Church (47 units)
  • Walmart (11 Units)

Daviess County

  • Barr Reeve High School (39 units)
  • Zion Amish Mennonite Church (102 units)

Lawrence County

  • St. Francisville Christian Church (18 units)

Pike County

  • No Drives

Crawford County

  • Hutsonville High School (21 units)
  • Flat Rock FD (15 units)
  • Robinson Community Center (42 units)
  • Crawford Memorial Hospital (31 units)
  • Oblong Municipal Bldg (38 units)

Richland County

  • Care Rehab (13 units)
  • Richland Memorial Hospital (17 units)
  • Southern Baptist Church (19 units)            

The Old Northwest Territory Chapter would like to thank the volunteers, organizations and individuals who helped close out the 2010 year. Thanks!

January 2011 Red Cross Blood Drives

There will be Red Cross blood drives at the following locations:

January 12th at Red Hill High School in Bridgeport, IL from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

January 13th at Central Christian Church in Lawrenceville, IL from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

January 14th at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, IN from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

January 19th at the Knights of Columbus in Vincennes, IN from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

January 20th at Palestine High School in Palestine, IL from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

January 21st at Nuttal Middle School in Robinson, IL  from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

January 22nd at Knights of Columbus in Washington, IN from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Help save a life, donate blood!  It only takes about an hour.

Donorama, a success!

The “Donorama” Blood Drive held yesterday, Monday, December 12 at the First Christian Church in Vincennes was a success.  Fifty people stepped up to the plate to donate.  We were actually able to collect 44 units of blood.

Tom Yochum, a regular blood donor and the brother of O.N.W.T Chapter’s Health and Safety Director, Mary Joice, is one of the many who dropped in to donate.

Ed Ballinger, of WZDM radio, promoted the blood drive on the radio via a live remote. Thanks Ed and WZDM! Leslie Hires Waddell, our local Blood Representative from the Blood Center in Evansville, also stopped by the event. Here, she’s sharing the “air” with Ed during a live interview.

A special thanks to the ARC Blood Staff for making the process as painless as possible. And a big “Thank You” to all those who stopped by to help save lives.


The American Red Cross will be conducting the Knox Co. Donorama at First Christian Church on Monday, December 20th from 2- 6 pm.

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation.

When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.

From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The American Red Cross blood donor embodies this principle. Please join us in our mission to maintain a safe and stable blood supply by donating on Monday, December 20th.


The Old Northwest Territory Chapter American Red Cross would like to thank Professor A. Tyson Sims and his Fall 2010 Business Writing class at Vincennes University for developing the  chapter’s new blog.

Special thanks goes to Ashley Baehl, Micheal Dittmer and Andrea Moreno Gilpatrick.

The blog will contain updated information about chapter programs and services and will be a great forum for volunteers to discuss specific activities. The newly launched blog can be accessed by visiting www.oldnwtrc.wordpress.com.


Sheryl Ring-Laakman
Executive Director
Old Northwest Territory Chapter