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Red Cross Announces Luminaria 2014

Austin, TX - The American Red Cross of Central Texas’ signature annual fundraiser and gala, Luminaria, will take place Friday, April 4th, 2014 at the Four Seasons Austin. Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now at

The gala will raise funds for the American Red Cross Central Texas Chapter’s disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs and services in our community. Luminaria will be co-chaired by Emily Moreland, Red Cross Board Member and Owner of Moreland Properties, and Robert Reeves, Red Cross Board Member and Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Datical.

“Luminaria presents an opportunity to celebrate the generous donors and partners who make the work of the Red Cross possible in Central Texas, while garnering support and funding to continue disaster response efforts, safety training and military services across the region,” said Emily Moreland, Luminaria co-chair. “Plus, we look forward to recognizing some amazing leaders in this community with special awards for their service and support of the Red Cross.”

Each year at this signature event, the Red Cross honors individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in implementing our mission in the Central Texas Community. This year’s award recipients are:

• Lady Bird Johnson Humanitarian of the Year award: Admiral Bobby Ray Inman (USN Retired)

• Public Partner of the Year: Whole Foods Market

• Greg Coleman Tribute Award: Tom Davis (Posthumously)

Sponsorship opportunities for Luminaria 2014 are still available at or at (512) 929-1253. Individual tickets are also available at

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.