Red Cross Celebrate Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol

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The American Red Cross in Oklahoma celebrated its annual Day at the State Capitol March 17, 2014. Volunteers and staff visited with state legislators to provide information on the Red Cross as well as important preparedness information to share with their constituents.

With the help of Representatives Jon Echols and Mark McBride, the house honored the Red Cross for its work in disaster relief and preparedness across the state. Representative McBride was not able to attend and Representative Echols made the special presentation on the floor to a round of applause.

In the Senate, Senator Corey Brooks made a special presentation on the Senate floor honoring the Red Cross. Senator Brooks served in the United States Navy and spent much of his presentation heralding the work the Red Cross performs for the military.

The Red Cross also hosted a blood drive in the Capitol. Thank to generous donors, 15 units of blood were collected and will be used to save lives. The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply.

Red Cross Day at the State Capitol is a yearly event where the Red Cross can provide information and updates to elected officials. The day is help every year during March which is Red Cross Month.