As a nonprofit organization, the American Red Cross relies on the generosity of community members to fulfill its humanitarian mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. The Indiana Moose Lodge recently helped in that effort by hosting a Poker Run event to benefit the local Red Cross in Indiana.
On Saturday, June 29, more than 30 motorcycle riders participated in the Poker Run to benefit the local Red Cross of Indiana County. The Indiana Moose Lodge raised a total of $1,250 for the local organization.
The motorcycle event began at noon with a send off from Skip McGreevy, an Indiana County Chapter board member. The event started and ended at the Indiana Moose Lodge 174. Riders traveled on a course that took them to five other moose lodges across Indiana County before returning back to the Indiana Lodge. Riders donated $15 each to participate, and passengers donated $10.
“We are very appreciative of the generosity of the Indiana Moose Lodge,” said Donna Pacella, Executive Director of the local Red Cross. “Their kind contribution will help us continue to provide our vital services in the local community.”
All proceeds from the Poker Run will benefit local disaster relief. So far this year, the Indiana County Chapter has responded to approximately 24 emergencies and provided Red Cross services to nearly 28 families.
For more information on the organization and the Poker Run, please contact the local Red Cross at 724-465-5678.
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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.