Fire safety fair coming up
October 16, 2013 1:30PM
Updated: December 16, 2013 2:49AM
The American Red Cross is hosting a Gary Fire Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Centennial United Methodist Church, 777 Rhode Island St.
Attendees will receive important fire safety information and receive a free kit containing fire preparedness materials. To register for the fair, call (312) 729-6265.
The event is the latest of the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana’s activities in Gary. On Oct. 4, an American Red Cross Blood Drive took place at the Gary Public Safety Facility, 555 Polk St.
Joe Leavy, prime coordinator for the blood drive and a volunteer for the American Red Cross, said he approached Police Chief Wade Ingram about bringing the drive to the facility.
“The chief wanted to do it so we set everything up,” Leavy said.
American Red Cross blood technician LaTrese Simmons of Valparaiso said she has 20 years of experience and works diligently to increase blood donor drives throughout Northwest Indiana.
To learn more about the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana, visit its office at 791 E. 83rd Ave. in Merrillville or email Wright-Thames at Beverly.Wright-Thames@redcross.org.
Through Oct. 31, Triumphant Transitions’ Crowns of Glory Wig Drive is taking place in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The community is asked to help Triumphant Transitions donate more than 100 wigs, or money to purchase wigs, for breast cancer warriors.
Triumphant Transitions was created by Gary native and makeup artist LaTrice Edwards.
Donate online at www.ttincwigdrive.eventbrite.com or mail checks payable to Triumphant Transitions, P.O. Box 2339, Gary, IN 46409.
You can also drop off new wigs at Freeman Footcare, 600 Grant St., Gary, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 1212 N. Broad St., Griffith from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and at Ms. Elle’s Especially For Your Boutique, 2235 45th St., Highland Tuesday-Saturdays.