Wednesday, June 1, 2011

BASH or bust!

We’re well on our way to BASH here at the Buffalo Chapter! Our amazing volunteers have come together to help us put up our tents, hang netting, set up tables, color code wrist bands, divvy up drink tickets and organize raffle baskets, and it’s really starting to pay off!!
If you have the opportunity to drive by 786 Delaware Avenue, be sure to check out our amazing tents, and if it’s between the hours of 9am-5pm, feel free to stop in and buy your BASH tickets! If you aren’t able to swing by, you can see our progress and our volunteer’s amazing work in the photos above and feel free to call us at 886-7500 to order your tickets.  We hope to see you June 3rd!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

“Buffalo’s Best Annual Fundraiser” Is Friday Night!

If you've passed by 786 Delaware Avenue today, you may think that the army is setting up camp at the Red Cross Headquarters! But in reality, it just means that the party of the summer is almost here!! Preparations are now underway for the BASH*2011 this Friday, June 3rd, starting at 8pm. 
This is the 13th year for the one-of-a-kind military themed event, which was recently named “Buffalo’s Best Annual Fundraiser” by Artvoice for the fifth time.  Over 4,000 BASH attendees get dressed up in their best military gear to sample food and drink from some of Buffalo’s best restaurants, and enjoy the music of Signature Entertainment’s DJ Mike Setlock, as well as a live performance by the one and only Lance Diamond.  Guests also get the the opportunity to bid on dozens of exciting auction items donated by members of the Western New York community, including original works of art, jewelry, gift certificates, and even vacations.  All proceeds from BASH*2011 will stay right here to help the American Red Cross provide vital disaster response and preparedness education in Western New York.

The only way to get into BASH*2011 is through the purchase of a $100 BASH Raffle ticket, which comes with:
  • Two tickets to the General Admission tent
  • Two drinks per person
  • All the food you can eat
  • PLUS the chance to win $10,000, $5,000, or $2,500 in the BASH Raffle

There is also still a chance to start the party at 6pm by becoming a VIP through the group sales option, with the purchase of 15 BASH Raffle tickets earning 10 tickets to the VIP tent.
Only 1,000 total BASH Raffle tickets are being sold, and they’re going fast.  Tickets will be available each day this week at the American Red Cross Headquarters, 786 Delaware Avenue, between 9am-5pm. 

For more information on BASH*2011, visit  To learn more about the services of the American Red Cross supported by the BASH, visit or call the Greater Buffalo Chapter at (716) 886-7500.

The biggest BASH is in 3 days... Will you be there?

BASH is just 3 days away and we’re buckling down here at the Chapter to make sure this event is even better than last year!! We’ve got amazing restaurant sponsors, music, and best of all YOU guys attending, and we can’t wait to see it all come together. 
Tickets are still available, as are our fabulous t-shirts ($10.00/shirt), but they’re going FAST!!! So be sure to stop by Red Cross Headquarters, 9am-5pm until Friday, June 3rd to pick yours up.  And while you're here, you'll get to see our tents going up and some of the other exciting BASH week events!!
All proceeds go towards the disaster preparedness education and response right here in WNY, so while you’re here having a great time on June 3rd, you can also feel great knowing that it’s all for a good cause… and that you have a chance to win $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500!! 
AND don’t forget about the raffle!! We have some amazing items donated from some fabulous shops, check them out here, and get ready to bid!!
For more information about this event, visit us online at or call us at 716-886-7500.
We hope to see you there!!