Barbara's Beat: March is designated Red Cross Month

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March is designated Red Cross Month

By the ARC
If you've never needed the American Red Cross, you're very lucky. Hopefully you never will. But, I know they were there for us when we needed them. They helped us while we were stationed overseas in the military and we couldn't reach our family. Our concern grew to the point we had the ARC get in touch with them and have them contact us to ease our minds. In another instance while we were stationed in Alabama and our family was in N.C., we were contacted by the ARC that my father-in-law had passed away. We were then able to get the ball rolling to go home.

March is American Red Cross Month. It's a time to recognize the ongoing work of the ARC and the individuals that make its work possible.

The individuals    the blood donor, the CPR trainee, the volunteer who shows up to respond to a home fire in the middle of the night – are the everyday heroes of the Red Cross, making a difference in communities across the United States and throughout the world. Help the Red Cross celebrate the everyday heroes in your community. You can get involved by donating, giving blood, volunteering, or fundraising.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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