Juneau, AK — The American Red Cross of Alaska will be hosting “Service through the Ages” on March 8, 2019 at the Alaska Army National Guard Army Aviation Operating Facility on 8425 Livingston Way in Juneau. The event, which will celebrate 137 years of Service to the Armed Forces, will take place from 6 - 10 p.m.
Providing care and support to service members and their families is an essential piece of the American Red Cross mission and “Service through the Ages” will dedicate an evening to honoring them and their service. Dinner will include a ‘surf and turf’-style buffet and there will be a silent auction during the event. Song and dance for the evening will be provided by The Juneau Big Band, and author and longtime Red Cross volunteer Nancy Smoyer will provide keynote remarks.
Smoyer began her service with the Red Cross during the Vietnam War. Smoyer’s book is titled “Donut Dollies in Vietnam,” and using photographs, letters and tapes, the book draws from Smoyer’s personal experiences in Vietnam. She spent a year supporting service members in Vietnam, bringing comfort, entertainment and a touch of home to the many who fought there. Smoyer is a Red Cross volunteer in the Fairbanks area and to this day, she still works with and advocates for the care and support of veterans.
The price for an individual ticket is $75 and the price for a table of eight is $500. For additional event details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lori Wilson, American Red Cross of Alaska Far North and Interior district executive director and Juneau liaison, at 907-347-8266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/2SktOvu.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In FY18, the American Red Cross of Alaska offered food, shelter, comfort and hope to 892 Alaskans. We responded to 308 disasters. Our preparedness/Health and Safety teams installed 2,309 smoke alarms statewide and educated 1,722 youth through The Pillowcase Project. Additionally, our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 1,161 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel 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/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.