Thursday, March 3, 2011

Looking for the next cool thing? Join Us!

It’s one of our favorite months here at the Chapter… Red Cross Month! Or March, as everyone else seems to call it.  Regardless, throughout Red Cross Month we like to concentrate on community outreach and ask our neighbors to Join Us by volunteering their time, making a donation, taking a class, or giving blood. 
“When someone provides a hot meal to a disaster victim, gives blood, takes a first aid class, or helps someone in the military, they join the Red Cross. We want to say ‘thank you’ to all who support us. That support enables us to provide help and hope to those who need our assistance.”--
Nancy Blaschak, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter
The American Red Cross has been helping people here in Buffalo since 1916, responding to disasters, assisting members of the military, teaching lifesaving skills, and serving as one of the largest blood suppliers in the United States.
In 2010 alone, we:
·         Responded and provided assistance in over 170 local disasters
·         Processed 279 emergency military calls
·         Trained 24,215 people to save a life through our Red Cross health and safety trainings
·         Provided transportation assistance to 197 people living with HIV/AIDS
·         Assisted residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities 3,640 times through our Ombudsman program.
 “When people join the Red Cross by volunteering, donating blood, taking a course or making a contribution, they enable us to continue our work, both here at home, and around the world.”--
Nancy Blaschak, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter
So keep your eyes open for us this month to learn about all of the different services, programs and various opportunities we will be highlighting for something that might interest you in joining us here at the Greater Buffalo Chapter!
For more information on everything that we do here in Buffalo, please visit us online.
To stay up to date on everything that is going on in the fabulous month of March, be sure to follow us on our Chapter’s blog, Facebook and Twitter!

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