Every year, March is Red Cross month since it was first declared so by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 in order to bring attention to the organization and its mission. This March especially stands out as it marks the beginning of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts Chapter’s 100th year of service to the Cape Cod community. The chapter will host several events as the year progresses in order to celebrate the past century.
“We are especially proud to have served the Cape Cod Community over the past 100 years,” said Hilary Greene, Executive Director for the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts. “We look forward to a close relationship with our community as we continue the pursuit of our mission in the years to come.”
In an effort to embrace the past and secure the future, the Chapter is now seeking stories and pieces of history from its community. If you or your family have a piece of memorabilia from our chapter, stories, or pictures/clippings please feel free to contact Hilary Greene at (508) – 775 – 1540 or email Hilary.Greene@redcross.org. All materials will be returned.
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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross