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Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross Hosts Annual Hangar Party

VERO BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2018) – On Friday, May 18, the Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual Hangar Party at the Vero Beach Airport. This is a free family event for the community to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins in June. 

Local exhibitors will be on site to provide resources and information on preparedness. In addition, there will be food and drinks, a Kids Zone, live music from Collins and Company, and a silent auction to benefit the American Red Cross. Prize packages for the auction include a portrait sitting and a one-night stay at the Eau Resort in Palm Beach courtesy of Bradford Portraits, and two sets of two round-trip tickets originating from Vero Beach courtesy of Elite Airlines.

“Our annual Hangar Party is an opportunity for folks to have fun, eat well, see live Red Cross demonstrations including a mock shelter, enjoy fabulous music and meet exhibitors and partners for resources on shutters, insurance, meal kits and generators,” said Sarah Ruwe, Executive Director of the chapter. “Visitors will learn about safety and preparedness from local emergency management and other partners to further prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.” 

The highlight of the evening is a planned visit from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Weather permitting we will offer tours of a “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft,” said Ruwe.


When & Where:

Friday, May 18, 2018

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Vero Beach Airport

3450 Airport West Drive

For additional details please call 772-562-2549 


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 @SFLRedCross.