Heroes…you could be sitting next to a hero, right now. Every year, the President of the United States declares that March is National Red Cross Month. But maybe what they’ve been saying all along is that March is “Hero Month,” because that’s what the American Red Cross is all about—heroes. The Red Cross is where ordinary people become real life, hometown heroes.
The local American Red Cross held its "Heroes for the American Red Cross" campaign kick-off event on March 4, 2014, at Carino’s Italian restaurant in Columbus. Campaign Chair Mike Johnston welcomed everyone. Executive Director Mary Ellen Anable gave an update on the services provided by the chapter, including the story of a Brown County family whose home was destroyed by fire in December.
The "Heroes for the American Red Cross" campaign is conducted each year during March and April to raise funds that enable the local chapter, which serves Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, and Scott counties, to provide emergency preparedness and response programs.
Several “Piper Puppies” were also adopted during the kick-off event. Piper Puppies promise a brighter tomorrow for local children affected by disaster. For a donation of $100, you can adopt a “Piper Puppy” and know that your gift will bring comfort to a scared child who has lost everything in a home fire or other disaster. Sponsor your “Piper the Puppy” today and put a smile on a child's face tomorrow!
For further information, or to make a donation to the 2014 Heroes Campaign, contact the American Red Cross at 812-379-9551 or toll-free: 800-813-3260. The local office is located at 931 Repp Dr., Columbus, IN 47201.