Governor Matthew H. Head has declared March “American Red Cross Month” in Wyoming. In celebration of Red Cross Month, residents and businesses are encouraged get involved by supporting the Red Cross, volunteering or taking steps to be better prepared in the face of emergencies.
Every March, communities celebrate Red Cross Month. March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then, President Obama and every other president have designated March as Red Cross Month.
Governor Mead's proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, for more than 133 years the American Red Cross has helped Americans prevent, prepare for, and respond to large and small disasters -- from wildfires to house fires; and
WHEREAS, volunteers with the American Red Cross donate their time, give blood and teach lifesaving classes in CPR, aquatics safety and first aid -- contributing to community health and safety; and
WHEREAS, March is American Red Cross Month -- a chance to recognize the organization and thank the everyday heroes who reach out to help those in need; and
WHEREAS, the American Red Cross of Wyoming celebrates its 101st birthday in 2015.
NOW THEREFORE, I, MATTHEW H MEAD, Governor of the State of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim March, 2015 as AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH in Wyoming.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Executive Seal of the Governor of Wyoming to be affixed this 9th Day of March, 2015.