Volunteers Participate in the 2013 Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 17, 2013) – Life’s most persistent question, Dr. King once asked, is what are you doing for others?

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter youth volunteers will assist at Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Health & Wellness Fair offered to the community. Youth volunteers will promote disaster preparedness, provide health and wellness tips, and host a blood drive.

The Health and Wellness Fair will bring together the region’s health providers Monday to provide free services and activities while celebrating and honoring Dr. King’s legacy. The goal of the event is to promote health, wellness, sustainability, and preparedness as essential elements of fair, just, and vibrant communities. The Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, NorCAL MLK Foundation, SFEnvironment, and the San Francisco Hospital Council are partnering to offer this one-day event to the community.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts & Yerba Buena Gardens, located at 701 Mission Street, in San Francisco, California. Volunteers from the Bay Area Chapter will be present to support the activities taking place during the event.

About American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit www.redcrossbayarea.org to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.