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The Cincinnati-Dayton Region Shares Stories of Hope

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Red Cross Month is a time to recognize the ongoing work of the American Red Cross and the individuals that make our work possible. These individuals – the CPR trainee, the child who sales cookies to make a donation for those in need, and the volunteer who shows up to respond to a home fire in the middle of the night – are the everyday heroes of the Red Cross, making a difference in communities across the United States and throughout the world.

This March, join the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region as we celebrate everyday heroes and tell the local Red Cross story through personal testimonies and stories from - the people we help, our volunteers and our supporters. Thanks to Dayton based media firm, Indigo Life Media, these amazing local Red Cross stories will be shared on all Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Beginning Monday, March 4th through the end of the month - each week - we will share new stories from fire clients, Service to Armed Forces Volunteers, Military Members, Youth Volunteers, Disaster Workers, Donors and Corporate Supporters. These amazing stories make up the mission of the American Red Cross.

So, with no further ado, we would like you to meet our heroes.

Also, this month, the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region will remember the 100 year anniversary of the 1913 floods and partner with the local Dunkin Doughnuts franchises to offer donuts with the new Red Cross button logo. And on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the Red Cross will continue the tradition of recognizing the wonderful works of volunteers at the 8th Annual Saving Lives Society Breakfast. The breakfast will be held at the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (2111 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207) from 8am to 9am.

“Red Cross Month is a great time for people to become part of the Red Cross and there are many different ways to do it,” said Trish Smitson, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region. “They can develop a preparedness plan for their household, become a Red Cross volunteer, or take a Red Cross class, just to name a few.”

Last year, the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region (GCDR) responded to 867 local emergencies, assisted 900 military families and trained 16,124 people in lifesaving skills. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time and money to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar given to the Red Cross is invested in helping people in need.

For more information on Red Cross Month or to learn how to get involved visit