Every year, through its lifesaving humanitarian work, the local American Red Cross directly impacts the lives of thousands of residents. However, the organization’s services, from disaster relief and blood services to preparedness services, can only be made possible through the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of local donors.
To show support of the Red Cross, nearly 88 golfers will tee off on Friday, May 17 as part of the chapter’s annual Golf Classic. The fundraising event will be held at Ligonier Country Club, located on Route 711 South. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the gunshot start at 11.
“It is always a pleasure to host this golf event for our local donors and supporters,” said Donna Pacella, executive director of the local Red Cross. “Golfers can enjoy the courses, knowing that the fun-filled event will benefit their neighbors who are in need, during times of disaster.”
The event will include golf shootouts, putting contests and driving range opportunities as well as silent auctions and skill contests. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. in the country club’s dining area.
All proceeds will benefit local disaster relief, allowing the Red Cross to assist disaster victims with their immediate needs including food, clothing and shelter. Last year, the Westmoreland-Armstrong chapter responded to nearly 50 incidents and assisted more than 50 families.
To find out more about the local chapter and how to get involved, call 724-834-6510 or visit RedCross.org/Pa/Greensburg.
About the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region:
The American Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania serves more than 3.6 million people in 25 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland. Locally, the Red Cross provides relief to the victims of approximately 1,000 disasters each year, facilitates vital emergency communications between military members of their loved ones here at home, and trains nearly 118,000 individuals in vital lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid. The American Red Cross is not a government agency, nor does it receive funding from its national headquarters except during times of large-scale disasters. It is only through the generosity of the people of Western Pennsylvania that the local Red Cross is able to fulfill its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at RedCrossWPA.wordpress.com.