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Rappahannock Area Chapter American Red Cross to Celebrate Centennial

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We are thrilled to give thanks to – and celebrate with – the community that has made the Red Cross’ work possible.

The Rappahannock Area Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomes the people of the Fredericksburg area to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Red Cross service in Virginia. On Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., come to the headquarters of the Red Cross’ Rappahannock Area Chapter for games and fun, and a look back at our organization’s history. The celebration will take place in the Hunter Street parking lot of the General Washington Building, located directly across Princess Anne Street from Carl’s in downtown Fredericksburg.

“We are thrilled to give thanks to – and celebrate with – the community that has made the Red Cross’ work possible,” said Helen Parham, executive director of the Rappahannock Area Chapter. “For the past century, the people of the Rappahannock region and all of Virginia have generously donated their time and resources to help the Red Cross help those facing disaster – both at home and abroad. We simply could not do our work without your help and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

This Free Celebration will Include:

  • A walk−100 Steps for 100 Years−in support of the Red Cross mission. Walkers should wear a red shirt to walk Heritage Trail Loop at Old Mill Park. Check-in will be at the entrance to the trail at Caroline and Germania Streets.
  • Exhibits of Emergency Response Vehicles
  • Face Painting
  • Food Trucks
  • Great Music
  • Since 1917, the American Red Cross has assisted individuals and families in Virginia who face disasters both large and small. In that time, the Red Cross has also provided Virginians with health and safety instruction, supported the commonwealth’s military members and their families, and delivered countless other services to those in need. For more information about volunteering with or donating to the Rappahannock Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, contact Executive Director Helen Parham at helen.parham@redcross.org.