Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rockin' for Haiti

Ratio presents the Red Cross with the $414 they raised at their show Saturday night.

Over the last two weeks millions of people have shown their compassion and support for those affected by the Haiti earthquakes, and this past Saturday a few more were added to the list. Local teen band Ratio, a classic rock cover band, raised $414 during a show to benefit Haiti at the Rudyard Kipling.

Although the band knew they were rallying for a good cause, they were even more touched by the disaster when an audience member announced her new niece was flying in from Haiti at that very moment, ending a three-year adoption wait.

Holly Stewart, Ratio lead singer and guitarist, said after the announcement by the soon-to-be aunt, the benefit turned into a celebration.

You can help people affected by disasters like the earthquake in Haiti by making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Call 1-800-REDCROSS, visit www.redcross.org or send a check or money order to:

American Red Cross
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013.

For more info on the band Ratio, visit http://www.myspace.com/ratio4to1.
Ratio is a Mom’s Music Band.

Ratio L-R: Joey Yazell-drums/back up vocals, Tyler Fenwick-bass/back up vocals, Holly Stewart-lead singer/rhythm guitar, and far right George Bjorvik-lead guitar/back up vocals

Friday, January 15, 2010

On Monday, You Can Do Something Amazing to Help the People of Haiti

Are you in Kentuckiana? Do something amazing on Monday to support the Red Cross and our efforts to help people in Haiti. Eat at O'Shea's, Brendan's, or Flanagan's from 11AM Monday until 4AM Tuesday and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross. We've got 60 hours to get the word out. Find out more at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/posts/370927

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Brrrrrrrrr, it’s cold out there!

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a bit cold outside, and it’s only going to get colder. During winter months, the Red Cross sees an increase in home fires due to the use of space heaters, furnaces and fireplaces. Of course, the Red Cross doesn’t want you to freeze, but we do encourage that you keep a few things in mind while you’re trying to stay warm.

Follow the tips below to help keep everyone out of the cold.

• If you must use a space heater, keep it on a hard, flat surface at least three feet away from flammable objects.

• NEVER use a stove or oven to heat your home.

• NEVER leave portable heaters, wood burning stoves or fireplaces unattended, and turn them off before you go to bed.

For more tips on dealing with cold weather and tips on lowering your heating bill, go to www.louisville-redcross.org.

And just in case the fireplace doesn’t cut it, don’t forget the amazing-ness also known as fuzzy socks ;)