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Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

City proclaims Feb. ‘Red Cross Month’

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In a proclamation signed by Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer, the mayor proclaims the Van Wert County Chapter of the American Red Cross as “the leading voluntary agency to help families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.”

Red Cross Campaign Chairman Nick Spoonmore, executive director of Van Wert Medical Services, and Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer present the proclamation for March as Red Cross month to Edie Laukhuf, director of the local chapter. (Red Cross photo)

Red Cross is there to meet the immediate needs of families when disaster occurs. Mayor Farmer also noted how the Red Cross provides vital assistance by organizing blood drives, teaching health and safety programs, and supporting our men and women in uniform.

Throughout the month of March, over 600 Red Cross chapters across the country will celebrate in a variety of ways to give people an opportunity to support the organization through donations of time, money or blood. The Red Cross encourages you to support the American Red Cross where local residents can change a life, starting with their own.

The Red Cross also uses March to urge all Americans to get prepared. There are five simple actions to get “Red Cross Ready” for disasters and other emergencies: 1) Make a plan, 2) Build a kit 3) Get trained 4) volunteer and 5) give blood.

“I thank Mr. Farmer and Mr. Spoonmore for supporting the Van Wert American Red Cross and for proclaiming the month of March as Red Cross Month,” said Edie Laukhuf, executive director of the local chapter. “We hope all Americans will consider supporting the Red Cross so that we can be there whether it is a tornado, a flood or a house fire, a call for blood or a call for help.”

The American Red Cross is a United Way supported agency.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports our military members and families. The American Red Cross is a volunteer-driven organization, not a government agency and depends on charitable contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission.

POSTED: 02/29/12 at 6:43 am. FILED UNDER: News