SACRAMENTO, CA (February 28, 2022) — March is Red Cross Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes those who make our lifesaving mission possible — including our volunteers who represent 90% of our workforce. Throughout the 26-county California Gold Country Region, when help can’t wait, they step up to help people get the relief and care they need.
Red Cross Month began almost 80 years ago when President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed March as Red Cross Month to raise awareness of the organization’s critical humanitarian mission. Our work today is powered by volunteers, financial and blood donors, community partners and people trained in vital health and safety skills.
Each week in March, we hope to partner with local media outlets to highlight several lines of service, plus the volunteers and partners who help us carry out lifesaving work each day:
During Red Cross Month the public can make a difference by supporting our mission in a variety of ways:
ABOUT THE BASH
Join us on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 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 at which you will 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. Watch the festivities here and stay tuned to the site for updates, reminders, and new auction items.
THE RED CROSS…
More 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.