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'Fire Hurts Red Cross Helps' Kicks Off Press Conference

HOUSTON, TEXAS, FEBUARY 29, 2012---

SPEAKERS:

MAYOR ANNISE PARKER, CITY OF HOUSTON

CHIEF TERRY GARRISON, HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

STEVE VETRANO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AMERICAN RED CROSS

TERRY MCGILL, PRESIDENT, ENBRIDGE ENERGY COMPANY

WHEN:

MARCH 1, 2012, 10 A.M.

WHERE:

AMERICAN RED CROSS

2700 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY

HOUSTON, TX 77098

The American Red Cross is kicking off the celebration of March is Red Cross Month and the Fire Hurts Red Cross Helps campaign. Approximately every 15 hours, your American Red Cross and volunteers respond to help those impacted by home fires. American Red Cross volunteers provide comfort, support and the means to replace items which may have been lost in the flames. The American Red Cross plans to raise funds for continued resources to help meet the immediate disaster caused needs following fires in our community. Enbridge Energy will present a check in support of the American Red Cross as the lead sponsor for the Fire Hurts Red Cross Helps campaign and community awareness campaign.

B-Roll Opportunities: American Red Cross volunteers will be available for access to disaster warehouse space and emergency response vehicles.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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