March was first proclaimed as Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then, every president has made the declaration, offering the chance to raise awareness for all of the duties that the Red Cross performs, as well as recognize and celebrate all of the volunteers and donors who live the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.
This March, the Dayton-Area Red Cross is offering a wide range of events and activities as a way of celebrating the month, including two Save-a-Life Saturdays, free events that are open to the public and include:
- Citizen CPR Training
- AED/ Choking prevention demos
- Health Sponsor Booths and Health Screenings
- Home Fire Safety Booth
- Red Cross Apps and Disaster Preparedness Booth
- Kids Corner with Kid-Friendly Activities
- Tim Harrison, Presentation on Exotic Animal Rescue
- Touch a Truck (ERV (Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle) and fire truck)
The events are Saturday, March 14, at the Top of the Market, and Saturday, March 28, at Green Oaks. Both events are from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.