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Red Cross Celebrated Veterans of Armed Forces

Red Cross of Eastern Missouri Celebrates Veterans

This Fourth of July, the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri celebrated our nation’s veterans at the St. Louis VA Hospital at Jefferson Barracks. Dozens of Red Cross volunteers hosted a BBQ lunch and bingo game with prizes. The Red Cross also provided gifts to all hospital patients.

WHO: American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri

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VA Hospital inpatients

WHAT: BBQ lunch, music and bingo game

WHEN: Monday, July 4, 2016; 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: St. Louis VA Hospital at Jefferson Barracks

One Jefferson Barracks Drive, St. Louis, MO 63125

WHY: To celebrate veterans of Armed Forces

Service to the Armed Forces is a key line of service for the American Red Cross. It is dedicated to serving the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families. The Red Cross provides social services to the families of military members; supports military and veterans’ healthcare facilities; and keeps military families connected during times of crisis through our emergency communications network.

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.

About the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri:

Celebrating 99 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 62 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.