TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., April 23, 2014 — The American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan is inviting the public to support its mission at Red Wine for Red Cross this Saturday, April 26 from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public at Rue 21 at the Horizon Outlet Center located at 3639 Marketplace Circle in Traverse City. Live music will be performed by Dave Crater and the Fresh Trio. Beer will be provided courtesy of Frankenmuth Brewery and wine will be provided courtesy of Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
Live and silent auctions will take place to benefit the Red Cross Heroes Campaign, which runs from April 21-May 21, and offers community members and businesses a way to give back in unique and creative ways by running their own fundraisers. All funds raised will help provide disaster relief for Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties.
Those interested in becoming part of the campaign can start a fundraiser by signing up at crowdrise.com/northwestmichiganheroes. Those who would like to support the American Red Cross in other ways can come to one of the following featured events:
· Friday, April 25, 3-7 p.m.-Saturday, April 26, 12-4 p.m. – Kettle Drive at Family Fare, 950 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI.
· Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. – Cherry Knoll 5K, portion of the proceeds donated to the Red Cross. Register at Byte Event Registration or day of the event. Kids (3-18) $10; Adult (19+) $20, Family $50
· Friday, May 16, 6 a.m. - Noon – Heroes Coffee at Aroma’s Coffee and Tea (10850 E. Traverse Highway) 7&4 News will be live during their morning show that day between 6 and 7am serving coffee and collecting tips for the Red Cross.
· Thursday, May 22 through Friday May 30 – Oleson’s Food Stores PLU Donation Drive. Opportunity to donate to the Red Cross at check-out, it’s easy and for a great cause.
Donations can also be mailed to: 735 S. Garfield Ave. Suite B100, Traverse City, MI 49686.
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 redcross.org or call 1-800-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 .