For more than 7 years, Augusta Red Cross has been holding the Heros Campaign to support and fundtheir local programs. All the money raised stays in the community and 11 counties in our area. The volunteer force of approximately 800 people help give the man-hours needed to run the events and devlier aid and support but it takes the donations from our communities and businesses to fund everything.
Last year our Red Cross Chapter supported more than 200 families that lost their homse and personals to house fires. While they can't replace everything that was lost, the Red Cross was able to lift their hearts and provide food, shelter, and other assistance to get their feet back underneath them. With the ice storm damage we have had this year many people have needed help and thanks for the donations from our community the Red Cross was able to continue lending their aid by setting up shelters for people who lost power and provide meals for the families as well.
In addition to upcoming events I have secured an agreement with The Pot Smoker BBQ to have a special on Saturday May 24th where they will donate a portion of their proceeds towards our event. They open at 11 AM and are located at 215 Edgefield Rd North Augusta SC 29841. Go have some good BBQ and ask for the Red Cross special.
I am working with several service industry businesses to see if they'll donate part of their proceeds from certain days towards the goal. Look for emails, facebook notices, and news releases from NBC 26's Barclay & Jay