Red Cross seeks public's help collecting historical items

Red Cross seeks public's help collecting historical items
You have the option to either permanently donate memorabilia to the Red Cross, or to loan it solely for the purposes of the 100th anniversary.

The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho celebrates its 100th year of service in October, and is seeking assistance from the public to collect historical memorabilia for display at commemorative events this fall.

All items from any time in the history of the Red Cross are welcome. This includes photos, pins, letters, posters, uniforms or other relevant items. You have the option to either permanently donate memorabilia to the Red Cross, or to loan it solely for the purposes of the 100th anniversary. Alternatively, Red Cross staff would be happy to take photos of any items you’d prefer remain in your possession, such as family photos or letters. We kindly ask that any contributions be delivered before Aug. 31 to the Greater Idaho Chapter office at 5371 W. Franklin Road in Boise. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are outside the Treasure Valley but have an item you’d like to contribute, please contact us. We have district offices in Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Lewiston and may be able to make arrangements.

Questions about the project should be directed to Regional Communications Director Charlotte Wiemerslage at (208) 855-4932 or charlotte.wiemerslage@redcross.org. We appreciate the public’s help chronicling the legacy of Red Cross service in Idaho.