Bucket Brigade 2013, Northeast Wisconsin

Northeast Wisconsin Red Cross, Bucket Brigade Photo

American Red Cross Disaster Volunteers and local firefighters and emergency workers are teaming up to support the American Red Cross. The Bucket Brigade raises vital funds to support Red Cross disaster relief and preparedness activities in Northeast Wisconsin.

On Thursday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local firefighters and Red Cross disaster volunteers will be collecting donations in their red buckets at various high-traffic, high-visibility locations such as grocery stores and gas stations.

“As the recent apartment fires and tornadoes have shown, the Red Cross is ready to respond when a disaster strikes," says Steve Hansen, local Chapter Executive. "The Bucket Brigade provides a vital source of funding to sustain our relief operations, bringing compassion and hope to those in need. The annual event also enables us to celebrate our very important partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Fire Departments while providing fire prevention information to the community.”

There are 18 participating locations this year:

  • Abrams - Abrams Shell at County D and Sampson Road
  • Appleton - Festival Foods at 1200 W. Northland Avenue
  • Ashwaubenon - Kwik Trip at 871 Hansen Road
  • Bellevue - Festival Foods at 2534 Steffens Court
  • Darboy - Festival Foods at W3195 Van Roy Road
  • De Pere - Festival Foods at 1001 Main Avenue
  • Fond du Lac - Festival Foods at 1125 E. Johnson Street
  • Green Bay East - Copps Food Center at 1819 Main Street
  • Green Bay West - Festival Foods at 2250 West Mason Street
  • Howard - Olsen's Piggly Wiggly at 2465 Lineville Road
  • Kewaunee - Piggly Wiggly at 931 Marquette Dr.
  • Manitowoc - Festival Foods at 2151 S. 42nd Street
  • Neenah - Festival Foods at 647 S. Green Bay Road
  • Oshkosh - Festival Foods at 2415 Westowne Avenue
  • Pulaski - Super Ron's at 960 County Road B (NOTE: collection taking place Friday, September 6th)
  • Pulaski - Smuwara's Bakery at 204 East Pulaski St. (NOTE: collection taking place Saturday morning, September 7th and Sunday morning, September 8th)
  • Sheboygan - Festival Foods at 595 S. Taylor Drive
  • Suamico - Festival Foods at 2348 Lineville Road
  • For more information please contact Special Events Coordinator Shawn Kiser at (920) 227-4286 or via email at Shawn.Kiser@redcross.org.