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Local Red Cross Hosts Free World Red Cross Red Crescent Day Celebration

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Saturday’s local event is one of many that will take place this week around the world

The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter is hosting a celebration of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 9th, 2015.

This one day event will be taking place from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Army National Guard station located at 5168 E Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93727.  This event is free to college and high school aged students, but participants must register online. Registration details can be found here.

The event is in honor of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day which is on May 8. Saturday’s local event is one of many that will take place this week around the world to celebrate the humanitarian services of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Participants will embark on a historical journey back to the beginning of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and brought forward through time as they witness the evolution of a noble legacy. This event will include engaging videos, fascinating details encompassing the key aspects of the Movement, and an inspiring true story of a Red Cross volunteer combating Ebola in West Africa.

In addition, participants will be able to beat the heat by joining us in a combination of water balloon games and activities designed as fun demonstrations of real world challenges faced by victims of disaster as well as by Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers.

 

About the American Red Cross Central California Region

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 Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central California Region provides services to the ten counties across Central California that is home to more than 4 million people.