FREE concert!

Please join us for the FREE “Red, White, & You Too!” benefit CD Concert on Tuesday July 29 at Hollywood Casino, Toledo. The free show starts at 7:00 p.m. and features eight bands included on the second annual American Red Cross benefit CD. Sponsored by Bennett Enterprises, the Toledo Free Press, and 1370 WSPD, this second annual project features original songs from 21 local artists and raised more than $10,000 for us last year. Awesome!!


Pick up one (or ten) CDs at your neighborhood Ralphie’s or Frisch’s Big Boy, or at the Hollywood Casino gift shop. We hope you’ll come out to raise awareness and support the hardworking and generous artists. You can RSVP on our Facebook page, although it’s not necessary to attend. See you there!


Where did you get that shirt?

Did you know that we have a new fundraising partnership with the Web Thrift Store?This website allows you to sell your personal items and donate the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

More than 50 items have been sold so far, totaling $2,597.00 for the Red Cross. WOW! You can buy anything from clothing  to transportation. Not to mention EVERYTHING is 100% tax deductible when the item is sold. Double score!

Visit the Web Thrift Store today and start making a difference!



Red, White & You Too! Benefit Concert

Join us for the second annual American Red Cross benefit CD concert at Hollywood Casino Toledo on July 29 at 7 p.m.

Admission is totally FREE and CDs will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit local Red Cross programs and services including providing disaster relief and recovery, assistance to military families, and more.

CDs are on sale NOW for $10 at all neighborhood Frisch’s Big Boy and Ralphie’s restaurants. Plus there is a $4 coupon inside making the total cost to you just $6. What a deal!

Here is the line-up for the fabulous night ahead:

Special thanks to Michael Miller, News Talk 1370 WSPD, Toledo Free Press, Bennett Enterprises, and our other supporters for making this event a reality!

RSVP here. See you there!

¿Hablas español?

Did we know that we have added a Spanish language feature to the apps that include simple lifesaving information that will help keep families safe?

Spanish Apps

Included in the new language change are the First Aid, Hurricane, Earthquake, Tornado, Wildfire, and Flood apps. Our First Aid app gives you instant access to expert advice for everyday emergencies, while the five disaster preparedness apps give you local and real-time information for severe weather or disaster threats.

Another awesome feature – all six of them offer pre-loaded content ensuring that Red Cross guidance is available anytime, anywhere – even if internet connection is unavailable. It certainly comes in handy when tornado warnings go off in the middle of the night!

Download yours now and tell us what you think of them in the comments.

Download Me

Summer is finally here! It is the perfect time to download our mobile apps to put lifesaving information at your fingertips before the next emergency arises. Emergencies can happen quickly and at times giving someone only minutes to react. Planning ahead, such as downloading these apps, can help keep households safe and save lives.

Our apps range from swim all the way to pet first aid plus almost all of them are free. What a steal! Be sure to download our apps today. You will NOT be disappointed!




Red, White and You Too!

Get ’em while they’re hot! The 2014 edition of the American Red Cross benefit CD, “Red, White & You Too!”, is on sale TODAY!


This fabulous collection includes 21 glorious jams provided by talented local  artists. For just $10 you can snag one of your own. And guess what?? There’s a $4 coupon inside for Frisch’s Big Boy or Ralphie’s Restaurants, making the total cost to you just $6. Say whhhhhaaaatttttt???!! That’s a serious score man.

If that’s not reason enough to head out and get one RIGHT NOW, you should know that all of the proceeds benefit the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio.

Check up the lineup below and get yours today!

Red White and Blue

4th of July-Flag

This Fourth of July weekend, many of you will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks. Yay fireworks!! We’d like to offer these tips for you to follow to keep you holiday weekend fun AND safe.  🙂


  1. Buckle seat belts, observe speed limits.
  2. Do not drink and drive.
  3. Pay full attention to the road – don’t use a cell phone to call or text.
  4. Use caution in work zones.
  5. Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows to help the driver see, especially at night. Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather.


  1. Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  2. Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
  3. Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
  4. Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight “a dud.”
  5. Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.


  1. Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
  2. Never grill indoors – not in the house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
  3. Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
  4. Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  5. Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.

What are YOUR travel tips for a fun and safe time? Post them in the comments!