In celebration of Red Cross Month, our local leaders are signing the March is Red Cross Month Proclamation at Council Meetings and making it official and honoring the American Red Cross for it’s outstanding services provided back to the community. The proclamation recognizes those who contribute to the mission of the Red Cross, through time, money or blood donation. It is a time to recognize and appreciate our Red Cross heroes!
Red Cross disaster trained volunteers are the individuals who respond to the emergency needs of the families affected by disasters such as home fires. If you would like to volunteer with the Red Cross, please visit www.lowcountryredcross.org<http://www.lowcountryredcross.org> and click on volunteer.
Proclamations are being signed throughout the month of March and we are so excited that the community is taking time to honor those who volunteer, donate blood, take life-saving courses or provide financial donations to support an organization whose mission is to help those in need.
Other proclamations that have been signed so far are :
Town of Hampton, signed by Mayor John Rhoden, Jr.
City of North Charleston, signed by Mayor R. Keith Summey
Town of Summerville, signed by Mayor William C. Collins
City of Beaufort, signed by Mayor Billy Keyserling
Town of Bluffton, signed by Mayor Lisa Sulka
Town of Ridgeland, signed by Mayor Joey Malphrus
During Red Cross Month the American Red Cross recognizes the nation’s Everyday Heroes who in some way help their community by giving of themselves.
- It’s a great time to celebrate and recognize the Everyday Heroes in your community as well as uncover your inner hero by giving your time to help your neighbor, making a financial or blood donation or taking a Red Cross class in First Aid and CPR.
- For more than 130 years, the American Red Cross has been helping people in need, and we thank our heroes during Red Cross Month – our volunteers, blood donors, class takers and financial supporters who help us fulfill our mission of serving those in need.
- March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then, President Obama and every other president has designated March as Red Cross Month.
- Red Cross Month is an ideal time to be part of the Red Cross, and there are variety of ways to do it.
- Work on a preparedness plan for your household so you will be ready for emergencies.