H.E.A.R.O (Helping Everyone Achieve Realistic Outcome) is a community outreach organization created to meet the growing demands of health care. Its primary focus is to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and improve an individual’s overall wellbeing. They will provide advice and link individuals with necessary services to improve and promote healthy lifestyle changes.
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.
Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month, observed in April.
Nearly 2.8 million people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.
The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition will meet Wednesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post 543 in Oak Island. Interested Brunswick County veteran organizations are encouraged to send a representative to meet fellow veterans from the area and learn what each of their organizations do for veterans and citizens of the county.
Gary G. Crowden, commander of American Legion Post 543, will lead the meeting.
The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said in a news release.
Funds are available for nonprofits serving general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 3. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 4.
Keep Brunswick County Beautiful received the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award during the Keep America Beautiful 2017 National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.
Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel because of inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusions.
The largest relief center in Robeson County sustained severe damage and large losses when Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton last month.
Robeson County Church and Community Center is asking for help because they lost almost everything in their offices and buildings. This organization assists thousands of Lumberton and Robeson County residents each year and needs to be fully functioning as soon as possible.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors in November to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.
A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Several area locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.
During National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, Brunswick County residents will donate shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and toys, such as a doll or soccer ball, for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world.