American Red Cross press release

 

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.

 

“March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies,” said Ebony Bradley, Regional Program Manager for the Vilseck complex. “During Red Cross Month, we thank them for their tremendous support.”


 

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents have designated March as Red Cross Month as a way to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

 

The Red Cross depends on local heroes to fulfill its mission.

 

Every eight minutes, Red Cross disaster workers respond to a community disaster, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world. It must collect nearly 14,000 donations of blood every day to meet patient needs. It trains millions of people in first aid, water safety and other lifesaving skills. And it supports the vaccination of children around the globe against measles and rubella.

 

In fiscal year 2016, the Vilseck Complex assisted 333 military families with emergency communications and trained 192 people in lifesaving skills.

 

“It’s easy to become a Red Cross community hero,” said Bradley. “Be ready for an emergency by creating a preparedness plan for your home. Test your smoke detectors and tell your neighbors to do the same. Or sign up to be a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial donation.”

 

More information about how people can support the organization is available at www.redcross.org. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

 

The Vilseck Complex has a number of activities planned for Red Cross Month, including two Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid classes and the resiliency-themed art show “Proclaiming Resiliency: Expressing Strength through Art.”

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH EVENTS

 

Grafenwoehr

 

ASBP Blood Drive
WHERE:  Grafenwoehr USO, Bldg. 150
WHEN:  March 7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Proclaiming Resiliency: Expressing Strength through Art Show
WHERE:  Grafenwoehr USO, Bldg. 150
WHEN:  March 28 from 5:30 – 730 p.m.

 

Hohenfels

 

Art with ARC
WHERE:  The Zone, Bldg. 150, Hohenfels  
WHEN:  March 10 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

 

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid
WHERE:  Hohenfels Red Cross Office
WHEN:  March 11 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Babysitter’s Training and Pediatric CPR/FA
WHERE:  Hohenfels Red Cross Office, Bldg. 359
WHEN:  March 18 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Vilseck

 

ASBP Blood Drive
WHERE:  Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Center, Bldg. 134
WHEN:  March 8 from 

 

Working through Anger
WHERE:  Vilseck Red Cross Office, Bldg. 162
WHEN:  March 13 from 5 – 7 p.m.

 

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid
WHERE:  Vilseck Red Cross Office, Bldg. 162
WHEN:  March 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

To learn more, or to get involved, contact the American Red Cross at DSN 475-1760, CIV 09641-83-1760 for Grafenwoehr; DSN 476-1760, CIV 09662-83-1760 for Vilseck; and DSN 466-1760, CIV 09472-83-1760 for Hohenfels. You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/REDCROSSBMC


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