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Red Cross Hosts Recovery Campaign Rally

DAYTON, OHIO November 5, 2012 — Show Your Support for YOUR local Red Cross!

WHAT: On November 13, 2012 the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a rally on Courthouse Square (11:00am to 1:00pm) for Dayton area residents to show support for their Red Cross and sign holiday cards for soldiers. The purpose of the rally will be to kick-off the Red Cross Recovery Campaign. This fundraising campaign will help raise funds to offset reduced United Way funding. Funds raised will ensure chapter’s ability to keep Red Cross disaster relief and military support in the Miami Valley.

“In the last week, we have all seen how important it is to have disaster relief in the community after the damage Superstorm Sandy left on the coast,” said Marty Hydell, Chair of the Dayton Area Chapter Board. “The Red Cross intends to maintain all its services as mandated by the federal government. To do this we are determined to raise all of the funds.”

WHERE: Courthouse Square (On the Corner of Third and Main Street in Downtown Dayton)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

11:00am — Holiday Card Signing Begins (Courthouse Square)

11:30am—Rally Kick-Off Begins (Courthouse Square)

Admission is FREE and no reservations are required

WHY: The rally will announce the start of the Red Cross Recovery Campaign which will raise money to replace cuts by the United Way.

OTHER: The Courthouse Square will be filled with tents and activities from 11am until 1pm on the 13th. Dignitaries, chapter representatives and community leaders will be present to discuss the Red Cross mission and services. Additionally, Red Cross volunteers and clients will share testimonials of how they have been helped by the Dayton Area Chapter. There will be an opportunity to sign Christmas Cards for military personnel as part of the Red Cross Holiday for Heroes program. The public is encouraged to come out and Show their support for their local Red Cross!


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region serves a 36-county area in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. For more information, please visit