FARMINGTON, CONN., November 12, 2014 – A new youth group in the area aims to provide an outlet for high school students to have fun, meet new friends and do something good for their neighbors. The Southeastern Connecticut Red Cross Club is hosting a kickoff event on November 14 to introduce itself to new members.
The club will host a Red White and You event on Friday, November 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at Wheeler Library in North Stonington to offer an opportunity for students to learn more about the group and meet others interested in opportunities to work together. “We hope the event is a fun way to get engaged in the work of the Red Cross,” said club President Hannah Welch.
Welch said students attending the event are asked to donate a new or gently used game or activity that teen could use at an emergency shelter as their price of admission. “It’s a great way for us to help others in difficult times.”
The Southeastern Connecticut Red Cross Club was organized by students from Wheeler High School in North Stonington, Connecticut; the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut; and the Prout School in Wakefield, Rhode Island. The club will focus on providing fun activities and service opportunities for high school students from throughout the area that are in line with the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.
Among the planned activities on November 14 are a “test drive” of the Red Cross First Aid App where contestants will download the free Red Cross First Aid App on their phones and learn how to help people in emergencies using the tools in the app. Also planned are a teen team trivia game, a “photo booth” and a PG-13 movie. The event is open to high school students from the region.
“We are looking forward to an evening of fun, food and a little bit of a learning opportunity on how we help carry out the Red Cross volunteer mission of helping people who have been affected by a disaster,” said Welch.
For more information about the club or the event on November 14, call Sean Welch at (401) 578-8234.