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.
The New Year marks a major milestone for the American Red Cross of the Mid-South. The chapter will celebrate a century of service in the Mid-South.
Since we were chartered in 1917, we have helped millions of people affected by local disasters including home fires, floods, tornadoes and seasonal emergencies. From health and safety classes, to lifesaving blood collection and support of military members, their families and veterans, the Red Cross has helped make our community safer and more prepared for what may come in the next 100 years.
The Red Cross will celebrate its Centennial all year with events across the community, including the opening of a 100 year old time capsule at the Volunteer Appreciation banquet on April 9 at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Additionally, at this event, we will be honoring you! The hundreds of volunteers who are an enormous part of the legacy of the Mid-South Chapter. Thank you for serving our community and this great mission with such passion.
I am honored to celebrate this milestone and to serve alongside each of you.
Happy New Year,