The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for the Belize Red Cross - San Pedro Branch.

January 29th was the last Friday of the month so the proceeds from the weekly trivia game at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar ($150.00) was donated to Red Cross. January 30 was the date of the latest Blood Drive. Although the number of units was lower than hoped, (due mostly due to another huge event going on that day) every pint helps and is very much appreciated. The youth volunteers did a great job raising another $300 with the dollar drive.

February 1 marked the day when the San Pedro Branch received a donation of 4 CPR Manikins. The Branch Coordinator was more than happy go up to Cocotal to accept them. They are so grateful to Sheri Dillon from Kalamazoo Michigan, for her most gracious gift.

Kelly McGuire's final concert for the San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross was held February 8 at the Island Time Bar and Grill. The first was at the The Dive Bar, then Captain Morgan’s. The San Pedro Branch thanks all three locations for hosting Kelly’s concerts and for allowing them to raise funds.

At the three concerts Kelly's fans donated $2504.09BZ and will go specifically to help fund the Wheelchair Foundation's unBelizeable II Fall 2016 Wheelchair Distribution.

This Fall, the Foundation will bring 260 wheelchairs and replacement parts to Belize. At least 20 of the wheelchairs will come to Ambergris Caye for needy Belizeans.

Valentines Weekend

There were 2 Red Cross Fundraisers for the Red Cross On Valentine’s weekend.

First - Games Day and BBQ

Coco Loco’s Beach Bar hosted this event and it was great fun!

The games played were cribbage, corn hole, giant jenga, and 3’s. Total raised $1087.00

Thank you to Carmen Arenal for hosting the event, the Projects Abroad and the Red Cross Volunteers- pictures can show you the fun it was. :)

Second - Stella’s Smile

DJ Hoy for the Valentine’s “Request a Song” Fundraiser for Red Cross. Customers picked their songs and Matt played them between 9:00AM and 12:20PM. Sunday is always a great sales day for Stella’s Smile with their Crepes and Bottomless Somosa’s so the Red Cross benefited greatly from the busyness. The song requests and matching amount from Stella's totaled $328.00. I did some hula hooping as well and raised another $114 in donations - Whew am I pooped, but my abs are looking pretty good. :)

Last Minute Donations and Thanks

San Pedro Red Cross just received additional donations totaling $ 250.00. $150 from Belize Pro Dive and $100 from. They were also able to sell the leftover meat and buns for a total of $ 200.00 to help defray the costs. Thanks to Coco Loco’s beach bar and Stella’s Smile for offering to do fundraisers and to our sponsors Running W meats, Casa Pan Dulce Bakery and Sandbar Hostel kitchen.

50 50 Draw SPBRC Fundraiser at Coco Locos by Erica Barker

Red Cross fundraiser at Stella's Smile by Karen Brodie Photography

Kelly McGuire with donation containers by Brenda Letendre

Games Day Fundraiser at Coco Locos by Erica Barker

Fri night Trivia at Crazy Canucks by tacogirl

Kelly McGuire Sign by Brenda Letendre

Hula hooping at Stella's Smile by Karen Brodie Photography

DJ Hoy at Stellas Smile by Karen Brodie

Coco Cocos game day and burgers for a great cause by Jane West

Trivia at Crazy Canucks by tacogirl

Think and Drink Trivia at Crazy Canucks by tacogirl

San Pedro Red Cross information table by Erica Barker

Projects Abroad sent volunteers by Jane West

KellyMcGuire and San Pedro Branch Co-ordinator Shirlee Arnould Brenda Letendre

Girls Hula hooping at the Red Cross fundraiser at Stella's Smile by Karen Brodie Photography

Coco Locos does Cribbage by Erica Barker

Coco Locos Owner Carmen and Branch Coordinator Shirlee by Erica Barker