|Nancy Blaschak holding the tape for the first |
Corporate Challenge finisher
The American Red Cross was honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of this year's Corporate Challenge. That meant our Executive Director, Nancy Blaschak was able to say a few words of thanks to everyone involved, and she even got to hold the tape for the first male finisher! A Red Cross team of walkers would finish the 3+ miles and cross that finish line a few minutes later. As a non-runner, it was really impressive to see how "fresh" they all were after running a distance that I need a car to cover!!
|Some of our Red Cross runner! Congrats, team!!|
Overnight, we had example of how we will put that generosity to good use. Our Disaster Action Team volunteers were called to provide temporary housing, food and clothing for two families displaced by a fire on West Ferry Street in the City of Buffalo. We are only able to be What Happens Next for our neighbors in need because of the community support we receive from events such as the Corporate Challenge and the year-round support of our donors.
We can't say thank you enough to the wonderful people from JP Morgan Chase and the Corporate Challenge for their support, hospitality, and for their generosity making us a part of this wonderful event. Who knows, maybe next year even I'll put on my running shoes!!