A group of students from Westfield State University(WSU) held a fundraiser in parternship with the American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts in order to raise money for the Measles-Rubella vaccination initiative.
"The Measles-Rubella campaign was part of our health communication class. The main focus of the class is civic engagement hence we decided to contact Red Cross to find out if our class could partner on any existing project," stated the student's teacher, Shirley Acquah.
The Measles-Rubella initiative has helped vaccinate one billion children in eighty developing countries and these students raised almost $450 for the cause. It takes less than $1 to vaccinate a child for Measles-Rubella and the money raised by these students helps the Red Cross continue its international mission of alleviating and preventing human suffering. Kim Goulette, Executive Director of the Western Chapter, visited the class in order to thank them personally for their service to the Red Cross.
"We are so appreciative of students in the community who dedicate themselves to helping the Red Cross mission," said Kim Goulette.
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.