CR Bard supports Red Cross community resilience

Albany 10/22/12 CR Bard supports Red Cross community resilience

GLENS FALLS, NY (Oct. 22, 2012) - Medical technology company CR Bard recently presented a check worth $ $2,250 to the American Red Cross Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter (ADK-SAR) in support of the Red Cross initiative “Strengthening Community Readiness.”

The program focuses on assisting disaster victims, recruiting and training Disaster Services volunteers, and delivering community educational programs such as Be Red Cross Ready, Masters of Disaster, and Scrubby Bear.

American Red Cross ADK-SAR Executive Director Gary Ferris and ADK-SAR Board Chair Rob Albano were presented the check by CR Bard Representatives: Jason Gaede, Plant Manager and Peg Nelson, Human Resource Manager.

“CR Bard’s support will help to ensure healthier communities where residents are personally more prepared to prevent and respond to disasters and are also better able to help their friends and neighbors during emergencies,” said Gary Ferris, Executive Director for ADK-SAR. “We are extremely grateful for their generosity and commitment to increase our resilience.”

[*Shown in photo from left to right: Peg Nelson, Gary Ferris, Rob Albano & Jason Gaede]

About BARD:

C. R. Bard, Inc. is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the product fields of: Vascular, Urology, Oncology and Surgical Specialty. BARD markets its products and services worldwide to hospitals, individual health care professionals, extended care facilities, and alternate site facilities.

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. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.