American Red Cross

Red Cross Sends Alabamians to Help Kentucky Tornado Victims

As many organizations and individuals flee to Kentucky to help those affected by the tornadoes, the American Red Cross of Alabama & Mississippi is sending one of it’s own to help as well. Mike Brown of the American Red Cross, left on Wednesday to focus on the areas that aren’t getting as much help. “Unfortunately there are smaller towns that…

Family Evacuates New Orleans and Comes to Prattville, Seeks Help

UPDATE: See how Alabama News Network viewers helped the Darby family With 16 family members, and just one night left in their hotel room, reality has hit the Darby family hard. The Darby family evacuated New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Ida a few days ago, and did not anticipate being in Prattville this long. “We got here to Alabama two…

Alabama Veteran Honored With Commendation and Drive By Parade for 97th Birthday

An Alabama World War II and Korean War Veteran got the opportunity to celebrate his 97th birthday in a special way. The City of Millbrook and the American Red Cross celebrated Dr. Donald E. Hayhurst with a drive by parade Thursday morning at Millbrook Center Park. In addition, Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner W. Kent Davis presented Dr. Hayhurst…

Talladega Superspeedway Lets You Drive Your Car on the Track to Raise Money for Tornado Victims

Talladega Superspeedway is revving up efforts to provide relief to Alabama tornado victims. Friday, April 2, you will have the chance to climb behind the wheel of your own vehicle, buckle up and tackle NASCAR’s biggest track while helping victims of disasters like last week’s tornadoes. With a $50 donation per vehicle, you can drive around the track for two…

Montgomery Biscuits, American Red Cross Team Up for Blood Drive

On Wednesday, February 17, the Montgomery Biscuits teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. Despite cold temperatures along with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in the community came out to donate blood to help save lives. Blood drive officials say they test all donations for COVID-19 antibodies and donations can provide help to COVID-19 patients…

Saturday Apartment Fire Leaves 26 Families Displaced

Prattville Fire Department responded to a 3-alarm apartment fire early Saturday morning, displacing all residents who lived there. All fire units in the city were dispatched to The Woods apartments on 6th Street. Off-duty personnel were also called to assist. Crews were able to evacuate all 26 families and extinguish the fire in just under one hour. The Emergency Management …

Red Cross Partners with Troy University for Two-Day Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is working to address a nation-wide shortage of blood donations. The organization is teaming with Troy University for a two-day blood drive. Blood drive organizers say COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives across the country “We have lost a total of over 3000 units in our area,” American Red Cross Team Supervisor…