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American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter Plans “Make a Difference Day” for Flagstaff

Make a Difference Day - Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF (Oct. 24, 2012) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, in partnership with 103.7 FM The Eagle, will conduct a “Make a Difference Day” project Saturday, Oct. 27 in Flagstaff, promoting the largest national day of service, in which volunteers strive to improve their communities.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Flagstaff Mall, located at 4650 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Members of the Northern Arizona University Red Cross Club will have a table, creating “Dare to Prepare” giveaways for the first 100 people, with information about the Red Cross first aid app, invisible band aids, removable Red Cross tattoos and Halloween safety tip sheets.

Red Cross volunteers will educate shoppers about the importance of emergency preparedness, and on the hour, they’ll perform CPR demonstrations and award raffle prizes. People also can receive resources on upcoming Red Cross blood drives scheduled throughout Coconino County and on volunteer opportunities within the Red Cross, as well as material about Red Cross clubs and the Service to the Armed Forces program and Holiday Mail for Heroes, both operated by the Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.arizonaredcross.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.