The Frederick E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor Martha Walston, former Wilson City Councilwoman and volunteer Red Cross nurse among many other distinguished roles she has held in the Wilson community and the state of North Carolina. The banquet kicks off the chapter’s Heroes Campaign held during the month of March, in honor of presidentially declared, National Red Cross Month.
Each year, the Red Cross honors real, local heroes in the community as part of the Heroes Campaign. Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign that gives community members the chance to make a big, lasting difference by raising vital funds to help those in need.
“Martha Walston is a hero to the Wilson community and to the entire state of North Carolina for all the work she has done as a city councilwoman, the boards of trustees at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University and the groundbreaking role of being the first public member of the North Carolina Medical Board,” said Lynwood Roberson, CEO of the Frederick E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It is our privilege to honor Martha as a Red Cross Hero for her lifetime of diligent work making the City of Wilson and the state of North Carolina a better place to live.”
“Martha once said, ‘I was just raised to know that I wasn’t better than anyone else. I wanted to give back.’ That giving and charitable nature is why Martha would never call herself a Hero and this is also why she is our Red Cross Community Hero and it’s our honor and privilege to recognize Martha at our Banquet this year,” said Roberson.
For more information about the Heroes Campaign and to purchase tickets, please call 252-237-2171 or 252-977-1720.