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Red Cross Weighs Needs In Multiple Quakes

Brad Williams

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WILL THE RED CROSS BE ASKING YOU TO HELP VICTIMS OF LAST NIGHT’S EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY?

IT’S TOO SOON TO KNOW YET, ACCORDING TO CHERYL HANCOCK FROM THE SCENIC BLUFFS RED CROSS OFFICE IN LA CROSSE. BUT SHE NOTES THAT THE ORGANIZATION HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVELY SEEKING DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF LAST WEEK’S QUAKE IN CHILE, AT THE SAME LEVEL THAT RELIEF WAS SOUGHT FOR HAITI.  THAT’S BECAUSE THE DAMAGE AND LOSS OF LIFE IN HAITI WAS MORE SEVERE THAN IN CHILE.  MORE THAN 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS HAS BEEN DONATED FROM THE LA CROSSE AREA TO HAITI EARTHQUAKE PROGRAMS THROUGH THE RED CROSS.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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