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Jackson Area Red Cross Welcomes New Board Members for 2014 - 2015

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The Jackson Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced new members of its Board of Directors for 2014 – 2015.  The Red Cross Board of Directors is comprised of respected business and civic leaders, who together, contribute their time, their talents and their resources to ensure the organization’s mission is met every day with compassion, care and responsiveness to the needs of the community to help alleviate suffering and save lives. 


New members include:
Arlisa Armstrong – USDA
Linda Brice – University of Memphis Lambuth Campus
John Burleson – Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell
Brandon Newman – Newman & Webb
2014 – 2015 Continuing Board Members:
Chair – Dan Nichols – TLM Associates
Vice-Chair – Sue Schulze – LyondellBasell
Secretary – Patricia Porter – Retired Union University
Jim Bagley – Retired Southern Weighing & Inspection Bureau
Jason Bates – Toyota Bodine
Wendie Carlson – West Tennessee Healthcare
Alton Coleman – USDA
Mark Kahler – Union University
Shelby Kee – Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce

“We would like to welcome each of these talented, respected community and business leaders who are committed to helping others,” said Jennifer McCraw, Chapter Executive. “Together, we will ensure the American Red Cross can continue its vital humanitarian mission and is there for families and individuals in their hour of greatest need.”


Over the past year, the Jackson Area Chapter has assisted 433 people with immediate emergency needs such as food, clothing, shelter, emotional support and replacing medications after disasters like fires and floods.  Through the Services to the Armed Forces program, we provided 620 military families with emergency communications and/or financial assistance to help link service members and their families during emergencies such as a death, birth, or serious illness. Over 2,500 local citizens were trained in lifesaving CPR, AED, babysitting, water safety and other caregiving courses to help make the community a safer place to live, work and play.

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.