So the American Red Cross is important to me. Many of you know that I grew up in New Orleans. Need i say more... I can't say enough about what the American Red Cross did for my city, saving so many lives and helping those rebuild after Katrina. Charley also experienced a home fire at 14 so the work of the Red Cross and those working to make home fire evacuation possible are special.
I am co-chair this year for the Tiffany Circle, the women's philanthropic group within the American Red Cross. I was fortunate to participate in our community with St. Luke's and some TC friends to install smoke detectors on Martin Luther King Day. I was asked again to participate in Orlando while at the TC retreat with the Orlando fire department and TC members from across the country. We installed 200 smoke detectors in 3 hours and made a real difference there. I was blessed by those that invited us into their homes. From home bound wheel chair residents to grandmoms with grandchildren across the street to single moms spring cleaning with their kids. Hopefully they will never have to experience a home fire but if so they will hear that detector and be able to get out. 2 minutes is all they'll have to escape.
Many parts of the work of the American Red Cross speak to me - babysitting courses, AED and CPR training, lifesaving, service to the Armed Forces, Rubella vacinations, disaster relief and lifesaving blood just ot name a few.
Thanks for reading and sharing my passion. Please join me in supporting our local American Red Cross. If you can't join me at the breakfast on March 5 at 7:30am at the Omni, please give what you can, every little bit helps.
I appreciate your support and know those who benefit will also.
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