American Red Cross of Mid-South

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.

Letter from Executive Director, Laura Vaughn – March 2017

laura-vaughn_blogMarch is Red Cross Month is the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies. During Red Cross Month, we simply want to say “thank you” for your tremendous support.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

The Red Cross depends on local heroes, like you, to fulfill this great mission. Every eight minutes, Red Cross disaster workers respond to a community disaster, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. We provide 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world. We must collect nearly 14,000 donations of blood every day to meet patient needs. We train millions of people in first aid, water safety and other lifesaving skills. And we supports the vaccination of children around the globe against measles and rubella.

As you know, our community depends on the Red Cross each day, and we need more heroes, like you, to serve the mission. It’s easy to become a Red Cross community hero! Be ready for an emergency by creating a preparedness plan for your home. Test your smoke alarms and tell your neighbors to do the same. Or sign up to be a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial donation. You can learn more by going to redcross.org/memphis or by calling us at 901-726-1690.

Thank you again for all that you do!

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