Known for football, the Patriots and now the Light Foundation, Matt Light continues to support the Darke County community through his foundation, generously giving to the American Red Cross Darke County Chapter over $1300 dollars.
The partnership between the Light Foundation and the American Red Cross was created thru a volunteer partnership for the foundation’s fundraiser, “The Gauntlet”, where Red Cross volunteers brought in the Chapter’s Emergency Response Vehicle to serve post-race nutrition, volunteers manned changing tents and volunteers, certified in CPR and First-Aid, were placed throughout the race course, aiding runners and ensuring runner safety. Additionally, the Darke County Red Cross participated in the Green Sneakers shoe drive, and with the aid of many participating businesses, such as MidMark and Neff, elementary schools and area churches, over 790 pounds of shoes were collected and turned in for rebate.
“It was an excellent opportunity for our volunteers to work with volunteers from other agencies”, stated, Lynne Gump, Executive Director, American Red Cross, “Any time we can work in collaboration for the community’s greater good is a win for all involved.”
For more information on how you can volunteer with the American Red Cross, contact the Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 548-1002 or visit their website at www.redcross.org/oh/greenville.