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BASH*2012 Setting Up Base Camp at Red Cross Headquarters

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An army of staff and volunteers is hard at work, transforming the parking lot at 786 Delaware Avenue into “base camp” for BASH*2012. Tents and other provisions are being readied for the 14th annual military-themed event, taking place this Friday, June 1st.

Over 4,000 people will wear their best military gear to the American Red Cross headquarters at 786 Delaware Avenue to enjoy food and drink from some of the area’s best restaurants while dancing the night away to the music of the DJs from Signature Entertainment and a live performance by the one and only Lance Diamond. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on dozens of unique auction items donated by members of the Western New York community, including vacations, original works of art, jewelry and much more. All proceeds from BASH*2012 will stay right here to support the American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties’ mission of preventing, preparing for and responding to disasters in Western New York.

Thanks to events such as The BASH and the support of the Western New York community, Red Cross volunteers were able to provide immediate emergency assistance including temporary housing, food, clothing and support to approximately 40 Buffalo residents displaced by six separate fires during the Memorial Day weekend.

A limited number of tickets to BASH*2012 remain available, but they are going fast. General Admission tickets are $75/each and are available online at www.redcrossbash.org. For an even better deal, raffle tickets are also still available by calling (716) 878-2235. Each $100 raffle ticket purchase comes with two General Admissions PLUS the chance to win up to $10,000 in the BASH raffle. Stop by to purchase your ticket between 9am-5pm each day this week at American Red Cross headquarters, 786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209.

The BASH was named “Buffalo’s Best Annual Fundraiser” by Artvoice in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. More information is available on The BASH website (www.redcrossbash.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/buffaloredcrossbash) and Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/RedCrossBASH), and we’ll “live-tweeting” throughout BASH*2012 at #BASH.

Now you know about The Party of the Summer. And knowing is half the battle!