The American Red Cross supported the sixth annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride in Babylon on July 19 alongside other Suffolk County agencies. The kickoff ceremony began about 9:00 am, at the Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst. John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island, represented the Red Cross at the ceremony.
Riders completed the more than 20 mile ride at Overlook Beach in Babylon, N.Y. Because temperatures rose to the high 80s and above, Red Cross volunteers in an Emergency Response Vehicle were waiting at the end of the ride with drinks and snacks for the tired, but successful, riders.
“It’s always an honor to represent the Red Cross along with elected officials from throughout Suffolk County at this important event,” Miller said. “This event is a great example of how the American Red Cross has been serving and supporting members of the military, veterans, and their families for more than a century.”
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 @LIRedCross.