Contact Us

Snow Storm Stella Causes Big Problems for Connecticut Red Cross

Seattle Reacts To Terrorist Attack
Getty Images

The state of Connecticut pretty much came to a standstill March 14, causing a big issue for tons of residents. Here’s something that doesn’t necessarily come to mind while you’re busy being concerned about the snow. We need blood.

March will go down in the memory books as one weird weather month for sure. It started with unusually warm temperatures of about 70, and then slammed us with snow storm Stella on March 14 that brought Connecticut to a stand still.

But did you know that March is Red Cross Month? A time to encourage people all across the country to give. Sadly Connecticut is falling short, partly because of the storm. I spoke with Valerie in the Farmington Red Cross headquarters and she told me that indeed Tuesday’s snowstorm and Wednesday’s continued clean-up caused the cancellation of 18 blood drives around the state, leaving Connecticut with 600 fewer pints than it expected to have at this time.

So with that in mind, as well as the fact that it’s Red Cross Month, please give as soon as possible.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, or visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

If you happen to live around the Farmington area, or don’t mind taking a road trip, the Red Cross holds blood drives at their headquarters in Farmington every Wednesday and Saturday.

Listen to Pam Brooks weekdays from 10-3PM on 95.1 FM, online at i95rock.com/listen-live/ or by downloading the radioPup app for your mobile device.

Best of i95 ROCK

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://i95rock.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for i95 WRKI quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive i95 WRKI contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.