The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents, including President Barack Obama, have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.
Here at the American Red Cross of the Mid-South, we are recognizing our community’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. Everyday heroes help those in need in the Mid-South community each and every day. They are our volunteers, our blood donors, people who take our classes or those who make a financial contribution to help us help others. During Red Cross Month we thank them for their support.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters big and small in this country every year. We provide 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world; collect and distribute about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and train millions of people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills.
Here in the Mid-South area, your Red Cross Chapter assisted 835 families displaced by disaster, assisted nearly 2,700 military families and trained over 18,000 people in lifesaving skills just last year. And, Mid-Southerners donated 74,688 units of blood.
None of this would have been possible without our volunteers, donors and partners. Thank you to all of our “Everyday Heroes”!