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March is Red Cross Month
Most people have at least one reason to celebrate spring. The American Red Cross has millions.
Every March during Red Cross Month, the Red Cross honors the nearly 700,000 people who volunteer to perform vital services for the 129-year-old organization, as well as the more than 4 million blood donors who help build the nation’s blood supply.
“Chances are, wherever you go, you’re likely to meet someone whose life has been touched by the Red Cross programs and services,” said Annie Marckel, Communications Manager for the Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross. “We pride ourselves on being an organization where people join together to help their neighbors—whether they live down the street, across the country, or around the world.”
The American Red Cross encourages groups and individuals to serve their communities through various volunteer activities including giving blood or participating in blood drives, responding to disasters, reconnecting families separated by conflicts and disasters, teaching health and safety classes and more.
“The American Red Cross wouldn’t exist without volunteers; we depend on the generosity of volunteers and the American public to carry out our humanitarian mission,” said Marckel.