INDIANA, Pa. – The American Red Cross is committed to its lifesaving mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster somewhere in the United States. However, as a nonprofit organization, the Red Cross relies on the generous support of local communities to continue its humanitarian relief efforts.
On Thursday, March 21, the local Red Cross hosted its second annual Paint the County Red fundraising gala at the Indiana Country Club, located on Country Club Road in Indiana. The event raised more than $50,000 for local Red Cross disaster relief efforts and programs, surpassing last year’s total of $44,000.
The event was emceed by Nick Ruffner, news director with Renda Broadcasting. Guests enjoyed an evening of dining, live and silent auctions, prizes and more. Additionally, some local families and individuals shared their personal stories and experiences with the Red Cross.
The evening began at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. There was no dinner cost for guests.
All proceeds from the event will help the local Red Cross fulfill its lifesaving mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. The Red Cross – which is not a government agency and relies solely on the support of the community to carryout its mission – responded to approximately 600 disasters in Southwestern Pennsylvania last year, nearly a dozen of which were in Indiana County.
For more information on the local Red Cross, call 724-465-5678 or visit RedCross.org/Indiana.