REDDING, CA (February 25, 2022) — The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay in Redding will be lit up red in celebration of Red Cross Month from Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6, 2022. The Northern California Chapter of the American Red Cross will have information booths set up at Turtle Bay on Saturday, March 5th from 12:00-8:00 p.m. to showcase the non-profit’s lines of service and encourage residents to sign up to volunteer.
The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA, 96001-0976, is a world-famous pedestrian bridge and public art installation that crosses the Sacramento River.
The public is invited to experience this unique event, strolling the bridge’s glass panel walkway as it is lit up in red in celebration of the Red Cross. This will be a wonderful opportunity to capture photographs and video of this unique North State event.
ABOUT RED CROSS MONTH
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared March as Red Cross Month when “our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.”
For the past 79 years, the American Red Cross has spent the month of March honoring people like you who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible – individuals across the country who turn compassion into action, helping others in times of crisis.
These supporters are people trained in lifesaving skills, blood donors, volunteers and those who support us with financial contributions – all who step up when help can’t wait.
During Red Cross Month you can make a difference by supporting our mission in a variety of ways:
ABOUT THE BASH
Join us on Wednesday, March 30th at 5:00 p.m. PST as we celebrate Red Cross Month at THE BASH. Festivities will include a VIP reception and virtual pre-show, an online auction, and a live-streamed program where you’ll hear from Gary Strong, CEO of the American Red Cross California Gold Country Region.
Attire for the event is M*A*S*H-themed medical and military uniforms. Break out your surgical scrubs, nurse uniforms, Hawaiian shirts and army apparel. Let’s have some FUN!
Watch the festivities here and stay tuned to the site for updates, reminders, and new auction items.
THE RED CROSS...
- Manages 40% of the nation’s blood supply and regularly hosts blood drives throughout the region. (Right now, the Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. The dangerously low blood supply levels have forced some hospitals to defer patients from major surgery, including organ transplants. Your donation is desperately needed!)
- Helps members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military life
- Is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, working with Red Cross and Red Crescent teams to provide relief and hope when disasters and crises take hold around the world
- Provides immediate help day or night to those who experience a home fire
- Teaches disaster preparedness and lifesaving skills such as first aid, and CPR/AED training
- Installs free smoke alarms in underserved communities via our Sound the Alarm initiative
- Provides shelter, food, health and mental health services during natural disasters such as the California wildfires
- Supports and trains a massive workforce that is 90% volunteers
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.