Red Cross

Faith East in Lafayette is serving as a Red Cross emergency shelter.

Director of Community Ministries Andre Ballard says they set-up operations Sunday evening and shortly after, a busload of travelers came in when the interstate closed.

“And ever since, it’s been a constant flow of people,” he says, “for those who are stuck on the road or in other situations, who could come by and utilize the facility.”

He says the shelter will stay open as long as needed. Approximately 80-people were staying there as of Monday morning.

An area manufacturer is doing its part to provide shelter for certain households in Greater Lafayette.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive is teaming up with Faith Ministries and the American Red Cross to build the SIA Safe Haven Home.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says the facility will play an important role in the community.

Red Cross Asking for New Fundraising Ideas

Feb 2, 2012

The American Red Cross hopes to raise around $80,000 as part of its upcoming annual campaign.

Members of the Tippecanoe chapter’s board are asked to collect $4,400 each during the Heroes fundraiser.

Volunteer Services Director Jennifer Edwards says the funds go to families in need throughout the four counties served.

Last year the campaign exceeded its $79,000 goal by about two thousand dollars.

She says the organization is asking anyone to share bring new, interesting ideas to raise money.