The South Mississippi Chapter asks you to support the American Red Cross during the Month of March. March was first proclaimed as Red Cross Month more than 70 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1943, every president, including President Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross is synonymous with helping people and has been doing so for more than 130 years.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in this country, 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 – in war zones, military hospitals and on military installations around the world; collects and distributes about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and trains more than seven million people in first aid, water safety and other lifesaving skills every year.
The theme for this year’s campaign is Everyday Heroes. This March, the American Red Cross recognizes our Every Day Heroes who donate funds, donate blood and volunteer to help their communities. The South Mississippi Chapter invites you to join millions of people who are Everyday Heroes by supporting the great work of the American Red Cross.