For the 96 years, your local American Red Cross has been a hero for thousands of people in our community, lending aid during times of disaster, seeing to the welfare of military families, collecting lifesaving blood for those in need and providing citizens with lifesaving CPR and first aid skills. Now, members of our community can step forward to be Heroes for the American Red Cross, each pledging to raise money to keep the vital services of the Red Cross alive and well in west central Illinois and northeast Missouri.
"Heroes for the American Red Cross" is a campaign in which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise money, through any legal means they choose, for the local Red Cross chapter. Any and all amounts raised are very much appreciated and will be recognized throughout the campaign. Those raising a minimum of $1,000 during the campaign will be recognized as a “hero” in media outlets. The funds may be raised in a variety of ways, such as individual donation, employer sponsorship, civic clubs, schools, etc. Funds raised will be used to support Red Cross services such as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military services, first aid, CPR and AED training, and disaster preparedness information for our community.
“I am always amazed at the generosity of the people in our community,” said Amanda Stotts, Interim Executive Director. “It is only because of our local ‘heroes’ big and small that we are able to be there for those who need us.”
The Red Cross kicks off the heroes campaign with a Texas Roadhouse takeover night in Quincy on Monday, March 31 from 4pm to 10pm. A portion of proceeds will be donated back to the Red Cross Heroes Campaign.
For more information about the Heroes Campaign email Amanda.Stotts@redcross.org or call (217) 222-2477. Heroes Campaign donations and fundraisers can be held anytime through May.
Thank you to the following Mega Sponsors for being a Hero to the Red Cross.
- Titan Wheel Illinois
- DOT Foods
- Jiffi Stops
- Blessing Health System
- Quincy Herald Whig