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 Mid-South Executive Director, Laura Vaughn – March 2018

laura-vaughn_blogIt’s Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross of the Mid-South is asking people across our community to become a hero by helping us to recruit new volunteers.

The Red Cross is powered by our volunteer heroes who give of their time, talents and compassion to fulfill our vital humanitarian mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering. They are people from our community who support those in need at what may be the worst time in their lives, teach families how to prevent and respond to residential fire, work to support our military families, and much more. We honor our volunteers during Red Cross Month and ask you to consider helping us to recruit new volunteers

March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. President Roosevelt’s last radio talk to the nation on March 20, 1945 was in support of the Red Cross War Fund. He died 23 days later, on April 12, 1945.

This year the Red Cross salutes all the heroes who make a difference in their communities by:

  • Donating blood or platelets
  • Volunteering to help people impacted by a disaster
  • Providing hope to a family who has lost everything to fire
  • Installing free smoke alarms and helping families to develop home safety plans
  • Taking a first aid or CPR class to help in an emergency
  • Providing comfort to a member of the military, a veteran or their family

During March is Red Cross Month, be a hero and join us by sharing the story of this great mission and encouraging others to serve.

 

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