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Heroes Campaign Raises $20,000 for American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., June 10, 2014 — The American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan would like to thank community members, organizations, and businesses that became heroes for the American Red Cross by supporting the 2014 Heroes Campaign.


The campaign raised more than $20,000 from April 21-May 21 through online donating and special events including Red Wine for Red Cross, the 5K Fun Run at Cherry Knoll Elementary, and donation drives at grocery stores. All of the money raised will go towards disaster services in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska, and Benzie Counties.


“The Red Cross is so grateful for all of the people who participated in this annual campaign,” said Todd Nienhouse, chair for the 2014 Heroes Campaign and Red Cross of Northwest Michigan board member. “The people, businesses, and organizations who participated are truly heroes in Northwest Michigan and we are so grateful that they see the importance of the Red Cross presence in our community.”


The Red Cross of Northwest Michigan would like to thank supporters of the campaign, which include Bill Marsh Automotive Group, Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, Frankenmuth Brewery, Aroma’s Coffee & Tea, Northwestern Mutual, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Centre Ice Arena, Family Fare, Cherry Knoll Elementary, Chateau Grand Traverse, Tuscan Bistro, and Oleson’s Farm Fresh Markets.


Other supporters include:


Organizational Heroes: Bonobo Winery, Burritt’s Market, Chateau Chantal, Chimoski Bakery, Crate & Cargo, Dave Crater and the Fresh Trio, Decaire Finish Carpentry, Dinghy’s Restaurant, Dockside Market, Elmbrook Golf Course, Full Bloom Floral and Gifts, Gill’s Pier Vineyard & Winery, Graceland Fruit, Grandview Golf Course, Hansen’s Foods, Manny’s Specialty Cheese, Nauti-Cat Cruises, Nice N Clean, Nolan’s Tobacco, Oryana, PlantMasters, Shanty Creek Resort, Sparkle Wash, S.S. City of Milwaukee, TC Center Partners, LLC, Tom’s Food Market, Willie’s Rear, and Zen Massage & Esthetics.


Individual Heroes: Terri Cousins, Becky Hemmingsen, Tina Livingston, Wendy Nienhouse, James G. Petcoff, Conifer Holdings Inc., Kelley Sarafa, and Representative Wayne Schmidt.


For more information on how to donate funds or blood, get trained in lifesaving skills or become a volunteer with the American Red Cross, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.