Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed March as Red Cross Month in North Carolina, while President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the country, a tradition upheld by each of our nation’s leaders since President Franklin D. Roosevelt first recognized Red Cross Month in 1943.
In his proclamation Governor Pat McCrory thanked the Red Cross for being “on the front lines every day, volunteering time, giving blood, offering lifesaving courses.” He also commended the “tireless efforts of Red Cross volunteers during disasters, when someone needs lifesaving blood or the comfort of a helping hand; their round-the-clock support to members of the military, veterans and their families.” Read Governor McCrory’s proclamation.
We thank Governor McCrory and President Obama for making this month special for our volunteers, and continuing the long-standing tradition of March as Red Cross month.
The American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters every year. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world; collects and distributes about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and trains millions of people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills.
During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes – heroes who reach out to help people in need. These are the people who -
- Help disaster victims get on the road to recovery.
- Give blood to help a hospital patient
- Brighten the day of an injured service member who is in a hospital far from home.
- Take one of our lifesaving classes and step forward to assist someone having a heart attack or to save a drowning child.
Red Cross Month is a great time to become part of the Red Cross. You can work on a preparedness plan with members of your household so you are ready for emergencies. You can become a Red Cross volunteer. Or you can give blood or a financial donation.
During Red Cross Month, become a part of the Red Cross. More information is available on how you can help through your local Red Cross chapter or by visiting the “Ways to Help” information on this web site.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossENC.