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West Michigan reclaims apple crunching record

West Michigan reclaims apple crunching record

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—  West Michigan has recaptured a Guinness World Record, with the help of 19,087 apples.

After crunching the numbers, organizers of October’s world record attempt determined 19,087 children from West Michigan simultaneously bit into an apple, shattering New Zealand’s previous record. All 12 school districts in Muskegon County took part in the October 24th event, along with schools in Shelby, South Haven and Otsego.

“We are very excited to have exceeded our goal of 18,000,” commented Montague and Whitehall School Districts’ Food Service Director Dan Gorman, who also serves as the chair of the 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County School Committee. “This event is a great way to make healthy eating fun and to remind our community about our local agriculture and access to fresh local produce.”

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives

 

 

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in

Allegan, Kent and Ottawa Counties

 

In Doubt About Giving Blood? You Could Be Eligible.

Some health concerns not an issue when donating

 

Lansing, MI—October 25—Think you’re not a good candidate for blood donation? Think again. Sometimes, people with high blood pressure and diabetes suspect they are not eligible to give blood. Many cancer survivors also believe they will be deferred because of their previous illness.

 

“But that’s not always the case,” said Todd Kulman, Communications Program Manager for the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross.

The Big Crunch

The Big Crunch

West Michigan schools attempt to recapture World Record by eating the most Michigan Apples at once!

 

West Michigan: On October 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm, students and staff from across Muskegon, Oceana, Vanburen, and Washtenaw Counties will join together to set a new world record.  The effort named “The Big Crunch” will involve twelve school districts across Western Michigan.  Participants will simultaneously bite into a crisp Michigan apple in a joint effort to encourage healthy eating and focus attention on the great Michigan farming in our area.  Ultimately, the goal is to set the world record for eating the most apples at one time.

Money for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

Money for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

MUSKEGON AND OCEANA COUNTIES AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

UNITED WAY OF THE LAKESHORE – Muskegon and Oceana Counties have been chosen to receive $90,316 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in these counties; $74,825 will be directed to programs in Muskegon County and $15,491 will be directed to programs in Oceana County.

The selection was made by an Emergency Food and Shelter National Board (EFSP) that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with representatives from United Way Worldwide, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army and United Jewish Communities.

The Emergency Needs Committees of Muskegon and Oceana Counties will be charged to distribute the funds that have been appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas aroun

Red Cross to Hold International Humanitarian Law Class

Red Cross to Hold International Humanitarian Law Class

MUSKEGON, Mich., October 14, 2013 – The American Red Cross will be holding an Introduction to International Humanitarian Law class on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Red Cross offices located at 313 West Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440.

 

Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is intended to raise awareness about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law, and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict to implement IHL.

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

MUSKEGON, Mich., October 4, 2013 – The American Red Cross is offering disaster response training geared to individuals who want to volunteer to help victims of disaster. This course is a prerequisite for all advanced disaster training offered for American Red Cross disaster volunteers.

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

MUSKEGON, Mich., October 4, 2013 – The American Red Cross is offering disaster response training geared to individuals who want to volunteer to help victims of disaster. This course is a prerequisite for all advanced disaster training offered for American Red Cross disaster volunteers.