Red Cross honors
two valley residents
Express Staff Writer
American Red Cross of Idaho hosted its annual Save-the-Day breakfast for
about 100 people Thursday in the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room. Seven
other such breakfasts were held around the state concurrently.
Flynn, of Hailey, was the master of ceremonies and Ketchum Mayor Ed
Simon was the honorary chair of the event.
Miller Express photo by Willy Cook
Awards were given to Wood River Valley residents Randy Miller and
organizes the annual toy run in the fall, which collects new toys to be
donated to the Holiday Gift Baskets. This year they amassed 350 new toys
as well as monetary donations. He also arranges a motorcycle escort for
the Camp Rainbow Gold bus that brings children with cancer to the valley
each summer for a week-long retreat in the mountains. At least 100
bikers ride along with the bus to Cathedral Pines Baptist Camp, north of
Ketchum, where they mingle with the young campers, let them sit on the
motorcycles and pretend to be a biker for a moment. Miller also serves
as a volunteer at Camp Rainbow Gold.
who works for the City of Ketchum, initiated the "File for
Life" program in Blaine County. The "file" detailing a
personís medical history is kept in a tube on oneís refrigerator
and, in case of an emergency, the paramedics can refer to it.
Express photo by Willy Cook
has been really successful in getting those into households," Pat
Lindholm, of the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho, said.
awards were presented, guests learned about the efforts of the Red Cross
through a video and a moving testimonial by Twin Falls resident Colette
Dillsworth family went through a harrowing experience when they learned
that their house was infested with a toxic mold spore. They lost
literally every thing they owned, and their young children have been
seriously ill. Through the Red Cross they were able to start over.
in Idaho there has been a 4 to 6 percent increase in the number of
situations the Red Cross has had to respond. According to the Red Cross
of Greater Idaho, it responds to at least one situation daily requiring
its services in Idaho.