World Red Cross Day 2013

Community Heroes

On May 8, the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter joins hundreds of American Red Cross chapters throughout the United States and 185 other Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies around the world in celebrating World Red Cross Day.

World Red Cross Day is celebrated each year, in honor of Henry Dunant, who founded the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement nearly 150 years ago.

San Diego

To mark this observance, Red Cross invites San Diegans to celebrate World Red Cross Day at the local Red Cross headquarters in Kearny Mesa on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 12:45-2:00p.m.

This event will highlight international services including an inspirational story from a guest speaker from Rwanda who was reunited with two of his sons through Red Cross international family tracing services after being separated during the Rwandan/Zairean Genocide period.

In addition, event attendees will watch the short film The Story of an Idea to learn about Henry Dunant and the creation of the Red Cross and can enjoy authentic East African food.

San Diego: 12:45PM – 2PM, Red Cross Headquarters, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123

Imperial Valley

NEW THIS YEAR! Nominate A Local Hero

To mark this observance, the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is recognizing local heroes making an invaluable impact in Imperial County in the following categories:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Military
  • Community Champion
  • Humanitarian Award
  • There are numerous ways the community can be involved in this inspiring event. For more information, please contact Sylvia Preciado-Platero at or (760) 352-4541 Ext. 6221.

    Imperial Valley: 5:00PM - 8:30PM, Pioneers Museum, 373 East Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251

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