The American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter is participating in the New Jersey Marathon again this year with “Team Red 2012”. All team entries are pledging to obtain donations from third parties or donating themselves to assist the chapter with funding toward ongoing local disaster response efforts. Each runner signs a commitment letter for their pledge. “This past year has been especially difficult for local disaster responses, said Kim Price, Jersey Coast Chapter Special Event Specialist, “We had a number of floods last spring, multiple bad storms in the summer and more flooding in August followed by Hurricane Irene. More recently, we had the Longbranch multi unit fire that really stretched our resources. Knowing our Team Red runners are making the effort to support us by donating their own time and efforts means a lot to us, helps us know our assistance is appreciated.” The public is invited to come out to cheer on Team Red, show your support, and make a donation on Sunday May 6 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport at the start of the race or at the Finish line just north of Pier Village in Long Branch. All disaster relief assistance is provided free by American Red Cross. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generousity of the American public to perform its mission.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.
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