March is Red Cross Month

03/12/2019 4:02 PM | Anonymous

The following message is from Gail McGovern, President and CEO:

Hello everyone,

During March, Red Cross Month, I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge and celebrate our historic mission, as well as our dedicated employees and volunteers who deliver that mission in communities across the country and around the world.

Our Proud Legacy
As you may know, this tradition began in 1943 with a proclamation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt and for more than 75 years, all U.S. presidents have designated March as Red Cross Month. 
This year’s proclamation recognizes the many who have answered the call to help others under our Red Cross emblem that continues to stand for help and hope during the most challenging of times.

In March, we salute all the heroes who make a difference in their communities by donating blood or platelets; volunteering to help people affected by a disaster; taking a first aid or CPR class to help in an emergency; or providing comfort to a member of the military, a veteran or their family.

I hope you take pride in being part of this great legacy, as I do. Please take a moment to watch this video on our treasured Red Cross history of which each one of you is now a part. 


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