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Red Cross Day at the Capitol March 26

For Immediate Release

Media contact: Martha Duvall, 228-369-9886, martha.duvall@redcross.org

JACKSON, MISS.—On Tuesday, March 26, American Red Cross representatives from across Mississippi will travel to Jackson and participate in Red Cross Day at the Capitol.

Volunteers, donors, board members and staff will meet with legislators at the State Capitol to further their understanding of the role of the Red Cross in Mississippi communities and around the country.

The Red Cross will host an event from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the First Floor Rotunda of the State Capitol. The event will focus on education, training and recruitment of volunteers and blood donors among members of the State Legislature, their spouses and employees.

“We are pleased to be meeting with the legislators in our state’s capital and look forward to building an even stronger understanding of what the Red Cross does in Mississippi and around the nation,” said Sandra Hodge, CEO, Red Cross Mississippi Region.

For more information regarding Red Cross Day at the Capitol, call (601) 353-5442 or visit www.mississippi-redcross.org.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross Mississippi Region shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supports the supply of about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit mississippi-redcross.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossMiss.

Print Media: If you would like to schedule a phone interview with a Red Cross Volunteer or the Mississippi Region CEO between now and the event on Tuesday, March 26, please contact me to set it up.

Broadcast Media: If you would like to schedule a Red Cross Volunteer or the Mississippi Region CEO on your morning show Tuesday, March 26, please contact me to setup the appearance.