Steve Weagle’s Ride for the Red Cross 2016
For the 17th year, WPTV5 Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle will be making his annual Ride for the Red Cross beginning May 30 to June 3.
For five days Steve will be riding a bicycle donated by Wheels of Wellington. His trek will take him across two Red Cross Chapters ranging from Sebastian to Boca Raton to mark the beginning of the 2016 hurricane season and raise awareness of the need to prepare.
“Since 2003, I have had the privilege of working with Steve on this event. I look forward to this 17th Ride,” said Sarah Ruwe, Executive Director of the Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the Red Cross South Florida Region. “The funds raised at this event will not only help us ensure that residents are prepared, but will allow the Red Cross to respond and assist when need arises.”
“Our deepest gratitude to Steve and our sponsors for coming together to help us bring awareness to the importance of hurricane preparedness,” said Robin Hicks Nunley, Executive Director of the Greater Palm Beach & Martin County Chapter of the Red Cross South Florida Region. Steve’s Ride for the Red Cross Wrap-up Party will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 3, 2016 at The Dubliner Irish Pub, Mizner Park 435 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Tickets are $20, and includes a dinner buffet and two beverages.
We graciously thank our sponsors:
Palm Beach and Martin Chapter
- Harry and the Natives
- Marc Gaylord Board Chair
- Christian Penner Mortgage Team
- Waterway Café
- Panera Bread – Covelli Enterprises
- Marble of the World
- Marty Bugs Pest Control
- EAU Palm Beach Resort
- LAN Infotech
- Caffé Luna Rosa
- Hurricane Coffe & Tea
- Artis Senior Living
- Merrill Lynch
- Welcome to Boca
- Lang Realty and Lang Management
- The Dubliner Irish Pub
- Wheels of Wellington TBD
- The Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation
Coast to Heartland Chapter
- Captain Hiram’s Resort
- Zachry Industries
- Ineos Bio Fuel
- Seacoast Bank
- Natalie’s Orchid
VOLUNTEER People can become a Red Cross volunteer by visiting RedCross.org/Volunteer. They can also help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. We respond to nearly 66,000 other disasters every year and most of these are home fires.
DOWNLOAD THE RED CROSS EMERGENCY APP With hurricane season just days away, people should download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts, tips and information about what to do in case of tornadoes and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or at redcross.org/apps.