American Red Cross organizes weekend Drive-in & Donate fundraiser

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"Monetary donations ensure the American Red Cross can provide warm meals, shelter and hope..."

CHATTANOOGA – November 6, 2012 – The American Red Cross will organize a Drive-in and Donate fundraiser to raise money to support the Superstorm Sandy relief effort on Friday, November 9 from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and again on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Drive-in & Donate takes place at participating Wal-Mart locations both Friday and Saturday and at Ross’s Landing under the Olgiati Bridge off Riverside Drive on Friday only. Participating Wal-Mart Stores include those in Athens, Cleveland (both locations), Hamilton Place, Hixson, Ooltewah and Signal Mountain. Red Cross volunteers will be stationed at all locations to accept cash or checks.

“Disasters like Superstorm Sandy devastate communities,” said Regional Chief Development Officer Sandy Matheson. “Monetary donations ensure the American Red Cross can provide warm meals, shelter and hope to families when they need it most.

“Anyone who is not able to drop off contributions may visit redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS. All financial donations benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief response to Hurricane Sandy. Currently, close to 50 East Tennessee volunteers have joined almost 4,000 Red Cross disaster responders assigned to the operations on the Atlantic Seaboard.”

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.