(March 1, 2017) JACKSON, Miss. - This March, the American Red Cross of Mississippi will kick off the celebration of an important milestone during Red Cross month. For 100 years, the Red Cross has delivered vital humanitarian services to the state of Mississippi. From providing emergency relief aid after catastrophic hurricanes, to helping our neighbors recover from a devastating tornadoes. From health and safety classes, to lifesaving blood collection and support of military members, their families and veterans, the Red Cross has helped make Mississippi safer and more prepared.
“March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies while celebrating 100 years of service here in Mississippi,” said Red Cross Mississippi CEO Ivy Williams “During Red Cross Month, we thank them for their tremendous support.”
For generations, the brave and compassionate volunteers of Mississippi have reached out and cared for many by providing warmth and comfort when hope seemed to be lost. Since 1917, the Red Cross has been imbedded in the local communities throughout the State.
“The Red Cross will celebrate its Centennial all year with events across Mississippi, including home fire canvassing events” said Williams. “This is a great way for people to get involved and help make their communities safer while honoring the history of the Red Cross.”
Upcoming Centennial Events: Throughout the year we will be celebrating our Centennial at some wonderful community events
HOW TO A RED CROSS COMMUNITY HERO The state of Mississippi is served by three chapters -- American Red Cross of North, Southwest and Southeast Mississippi -- all providing the same valued services throughout the state. Contact your local Red Cross Chapter for information on how to support the Centennial Campaign.
4127 Westside Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801
9 River Bend Place, Flowood, MS 39232
612 E. Pass Road, Gulfport, MS 39507
HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/mississippi or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossMiss.