Any time. Any place. Any one. For 100 years.
ST. LOUIS RED CROSS TURNS 100
Buildings Light Red to Mark Centennial Anniversary
ST. LOUIS, January 18, 2017 - Celebrating a century of volunteer service to the region, the St. Louis Red Cross kicks off its Centennial Year on Jan. 23, 2017 by lighting the skyline red. At a 5 p.m. ceremony in the Civil Courts building, Mayor Francis Slay will present a proclamation declaring 2017 the Red Cross Centennial Year. County Executive Steve Stenger has offered a proclamation of gratitude to the Red Cross.
“For 100 years, Red Cross volunteers have delivered our mission, preventing and alleviating suffering during emergencies, in the St. Louis region” said Cindy Erickson, Red Cross CEO. “It’s an honor to be a part of this organization at this historic time.”
Buildings and businesses throughout the area will participate by lighting red during the week of January 23rd, 2017, to mark the historic occasion. Among the notable participants are:
- Science Center Planetarium
- Union Station
- Civil Courts Building
- Peabody Plaza
- Peabody Opera House
- Magnolia Hotel
- Three Sixty
- City Garden
- Police and Firefighter Memorial Park
The American Red Cross has supported the St. Louis area at times of greatest need. Any time. Any place. Any one. For 100 years. Since the chapter was chartered in 1917, Red Cross volunteers have helped millions of people affected by local disasters including home fires, floods, tornadoes and seasonal emergencies. From health and safety classes and lifesaving blood collection to support of military families, the Red Cross has made our community safer, stronger and better prepared for the next 100 years.
In 2017 the Red Cross will celebrate its volunteer history every month. We invite the region to join us!
The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments in Red Cross services every year.
About the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri
Celebrating 100 years American Red Cross volunteers have worked to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood collection. The Greater St. Louis Chapter serves St. Louis City, and 19 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. Tolearn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.