The American Red Cross has been providing services to the people of Arkansas for 100 years, beginning in WWI when the first volunteers raised supplies for the war effort and prepared textiles to send to soldiers fighting abroad. From providing food and shelter to victims of the Flood of 1927 and later the Drought of 1930-31 to more recently meeting the needs of roughly 18,000 evacuees from Louisiana and Texas forced from their homes during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Red Cross in Arkansas has been unwavering in its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.
Every day, the Red Cross can be found in communities around Arkansas, offering aid to families affected by home fires and tornadoes, raising money for disasters around the country and across the world, preparing communities for disaster and training individuals in CPR and First Aid, supporting veterans and keeping military families connected through our Hero Care Network, and collecting and distributing life-saving blood and platelets to local hospitals and beyond.
As we celebrate a century of service in Arkansas, we not only reflect on our past and celebrate our present but also look forward to building a stronger future for the next century.
The Centennial Celebration of Heroes Luncheon is a fundraising event that honors local life-saving heroes and benefits the American Red Cross.
11:30AM - 1:30PM
3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201