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Media Alert: Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Celebration

WHAT: The American Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Martin Dahinden, will host a Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Celebration. The theme is “The Power of Humanity and the Human Voice” and we will hear stories from the world's largest oral history project, StoryCorps, of courage and compassion and talk with participants about their experiences with the Red Cross.

WHEN: Friday, May 8, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

WHERE: Swiss Residence – 2920 Cathedral Avenue, N.W, Washington, DC 20008. Limited parking available.

Event Program

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Program Begins

Welcome Remarks: Ambassador Martin Dahinden

Introduction of StoryCorps: Donna Galeno, StoryCorps Chief Program Officer

Introduction of Red Cross StoryCorps Initiative: Kim Dozier, CNN Global Affairs Analyst and Daily Beast Contributor

First StoryCorps Audio Clip: Samantha Cohen and Kelleye Cohen

Second StoryCorps Audio Clip: Benjamin Dozier with MeiLee Dozier and Kim Dozier

“Making of” Video: Video documenting the Red Cross StoryCorps project

Third StoryCorps Audio Clip: Michael Durant and Gary Brown

Q&A with Michael Durant & Suzanne Hofstetter

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Reception

Media Contact: Nathan DeVault

Telephone: (703) 344-4576


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.